Sociology - The Family

Revision cards for the AS Sociology topic of The Family.

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What is the family?

What is the family?

“The family are a close group of people, usually related not always. Who support each other and at some point in their lives tend to live in the same household.”

There is no correct definition on the family, Sociologists do not agree on a definition, broadly there are two types of definition;

· Exclusive definitions – These focus on the specific relationships within the family unit i.e. marriage

· Inclusive definitions – These focus on the functions of the unit e.g. support.

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