Family and households defintions

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Monogamy
One man and one woman are married
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Serial monogamy
Marrying and divorcing and remarrying on several occasions, one person at a time.
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Polygamy
General term for one person marrying more than one person of the opposite sex at a time. Illegal in Britain.
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Polygyny
Man has at least two wives at once
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Polyandry
Woman has at least two husbands at once
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Commune
Group of people in families or individuals living together and sharing possesions or responsibility.
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Conjugal roles
Roles played by men and woman (husband and wife) within the maritial home
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Joint conjugal roles
Roles played by both men and women in a marriage or cohabitation and the majority of tasks are undertaken together
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Separated conjugal roles
Not sharing tasks or roles in a marriage or cohabitation - individual roles
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Symmetrical family
Roles of men and women are equal within the home
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Nuclear family
2 generations of husband and wife and their children
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Reconstituted family
Divorced parents remarry and begin a new family with the children and new partner
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Family diversity
Varies from the traditional family due to the broad range of characteristics from kin to kin
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Extended family
Large number of people living together - usually 3 generations. Living close to each other is the dispersed extended family.
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Vertically extended family
Three or more generations (grandparents, parents and children) in one household
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Horizontally extended family
Relations of the same generations e.g aunts, uncles living together in one home
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Modified extended family
Wider family members in touch with each other either physically or emotionally
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Single parent family
One child at least with one parent. Other may have abandoned the family or passed away. 9/10 are female dominated.
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Broken nuclear family
Break up of a two-parent family - one-parent families formed.
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Arranged marriages
South Asian and West Indians have higher rates of these than anywhere else.
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Marrying and divorcing and remarrying on several occasions, one person at a time.

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Serial monogamy

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General term for one person marrying more than one person of the opposite sex at a time. Illegal in Britain.

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Man has at least two wives at once

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Woman has at least two husbands at once

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