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in countries like Britain and the US, the number of children per generation has steadily gone down, while life span has increased. This has led to a shape of family tree that some researchers have likened to a beanpole — tall and thin, with few peopl
Beanpole
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an extended family sharing the same household
Classic extended family
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a couple living together who aren’t married
Cohabitation
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a family containing relatives in addition to the nuclear family
extended family
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same sex couple living together with children
same sex family
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relatives based on marriage or genes
kin
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lone parent (either gender) with dependent children
lone parent family
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an extended family living apart but still in communication via phone, email, Skype etc.
Modified extended family
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a married couple of the opposite sex, who have sexual relations with each other
Monogamy
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a family consisting of an adult male and female with one or more children (including adopted)
nuclear family
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a marriage involving two or more wives or husbands
polygamy
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a family formed out of another relationship, otherwise known as a step-family
blended family
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authority and household tasks shared between male and female partners
Symmetrical family
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Card 2

Front

an extended family sharing the same household

Back

Classic extended family

Card 3

Front

a couple living together who aren’t married

Back

Preview of the front of card 3

Card 4

Front

a family containing relatives in addition to the nuclear family

Back

Preview of the front of card 4

Card 5

Front

same sex couple living together with children

Back

Preview of the front of card 5
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