Family Types

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Nuclear Family

  • consists of a mother father and dependent children
  • most people at some point in their lives will be part of a nuclear family.

Extended family

  • consists of 3 generations
  • strongest in working class families
  • in 1993 Finch and Mason found that 90% of those researched had given or recieved financial help from their extended family and that women were more actively involved with the extended family.

Beanpole family

  • is like a nuclear family with one or two children who maintain regular contact with their grand-parents
  • as the family shrinks, grandparents


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