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Household
A person/ group living in the same residence
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Nuclear Family
A family consisting of 2 parents and 2 children
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Multicultural
More than one culture or ethnic group within a society
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Extended family
Family that extends beyond just the nuclear family that normally live nearby or in the same household
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Divorce
The legal separation of two people in a marriage
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Reconstituted Family (step)
The joining of two adults via marriage, who have children from previous relationships
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Symmetrical family
A family that shares male/female roles.
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Beanpole family
A family that has got more contact with grandparents but fewer brothers, sisters and cousins
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Empty nest family
Parents without children
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Gay/Lesbian families
Families that are made up of same sex couples
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Polygamy
One wife married to one husband
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Polygany
More than one spouse at a time
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Polyandry
One husband having many wives
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Functionalist Views On Family
Viewed the nuclear family as positive as an important part of society because the nuclear family produces the next generation of societies members.
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The new right approach to family
Suggests women should have the caring role in a family while men should have the role of a bread winner. They believe the nuclear family is very important too.
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Marxist approach to family
Belief that the nuclear family supports the capitalist system by supplying future generations of workers and socializes working class children to accept thi
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Feminist approach to family
Feminists believe that living in a nuclear family is more beneficial to men than it is to women e.g women have a lot of responsibility of housework and childcare even if they have full time employment.
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Cohabitation
Living together without being married
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The new man
A man who is more in touch with his feminine side, takes on traditional feminine roles
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Modern Women
A woman who has the choice of not having a family - don't rely on the idea of marrying a man to survive.
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Toxic Childhood
in the 1950s children were encouraged to be outside more and there were less luxuries such as computers. Now, children are at higher risks of obesity and parents fear abduction.
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What is the increase of life expectancy linked to?
Welfare state provisions including the NHS, Improvement in public health and sanitation, Advances in medicine and surgery. Improvements in diet and lifestyle.
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Nuclear Family

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A family consisting of 2 parents and 2 children

Card 3

Front

Multicultural

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Card 4

Front

Extended family

Back

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Card 5

Front

Divorce

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