Key Terms - Families

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Functionalist Sociologists
Functionalist sociologists believe both people and society have needs which must be met for society to function smoothly. They see the nuclear family as something that plays an important role because it performs a number of essential functions
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Household
people who live together but aren't necessarily related
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Family
people who live together and are related by blood or marriage
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Nuclear Family
a family that is made up of a married couple and their children whom all live together
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Cohabiting
non-married
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Single Parent Family
mum and child or dad and child
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Gay Adopted Family
a gay couple with surrogate children or IVF children or children from a relationship beforehand.
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Extended Family
a family that contains relative(s) beyond the nuclear family, for example grandparents who live with their child and grandchildren.
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Blended Family
often referred to as 'step family', this type of family still consists of parents and children although one of the parents my be a social parent (meaning they aren't the child's biological parent)
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people who live together but aren't necessarily related

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Household

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people who live together and are related by blood or marriage

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a family that is made up of a married couple and their children whom all live together

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non-married

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