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Basic ideas about the family
Main agent of primary socalisation
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Nuclear family
consists of a Husband, Wife and their Children
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Extended family
Vertical - spouses parents. or Horizontal - husband's brother or additional wife
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Murdock (1949)
suggests the family is an important social institution
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Decline in the Nuclear family
Up to the 1980's the Nuclear family was considered to be the norm in British Society, however only 9% of households now consist of a working father, a mother/housewife and dependent children.
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Family Diversity
Single parents families, Singletons, Reconstituted, Single- Sex, Cohabiting, Dual income, Extended
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Nuclear family

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consists of a Husband, Wife and their Children

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Extended family

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Card 4

Front

Murdock (1949)

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Card 5

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Decline in the Nuclear family

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