Family types

What are the definitions to all these family types?

  • Created by: Poppymw
  • Created on: 20-04-18 10:05

1. Reconstituted family

  • A family in which one or both partner has been married /cohabited before, and has a child/children creating step-relationships.
  • A family in which non-dependent children return home.
  • A family in which conjugal roles are similar but not identical.
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2. Symmetrical family

  • A family in which conjugal roles are similar but not identical.
  • A family in which one or both partner has been married /cohabited before, and has a child/children creating step-relationships.
  • Any family larger than a nuclear family.

3. Lone parent family

  • A two generation family consiting of two parents and children
  • A mother or father with their dependent child(ren) without a partner.
  • A family in which one or both partner has been married /cohabited before, and has a child/children creating step-relationships.

4. Nuclear Family

  • A two generation family consiting of two parents and children
  • A three generation matrilocal family in which family memnbers have frequet face to face contact
  • A family in which conjugal roles are similar but not identical

5. Extended family

  • Any family larger than a nuclear family.
  • A three generation matrilocal family in which family members have frequent face to face contact.
  • A tall, narrow extended family often containing 4 generations.

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