Sociology: Families

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What is Marriage?
A socially or ritually recognized union or legal contract between spouses that establishes rights and obligations between them. Also called Matrimony or Wedlock.
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What is a Household?
This comprises either 1 person who lives alone or a group of people who live at the same address and who share at least 1 meal a day or facilities e.g. the living room.
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What is a Couple?
2 people who are in a relationship together but not married.
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What is a lone parent family?
A family consisting of 1 parent and a child or children who live together
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What does Heterosexual mean?
When you are attracted to someone of the opposite sex.
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What is a gay or lesbian family?
A family in which a same-sex couple live together with their child or children from birth or adoption.
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What is an Extended Family (Vertical & Horizontal)?
A group of relatives extending beyond the nuclear family. The classic extended family, contains 3 generations who either live under the same roof or nearby. This is called vertically extended family there is also horizontally extended family.
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What is a Nuclear Family?
A family containing a mum, dad and their children. Traditionally the biggest family type in the UK. It is the favored family type by the Conservative Party.
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What is a Reconstituted Family?
A step family in which 1 or both partners have a child or children from a previous relationship living with them.
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What is Monogamy?
A Marriage when a person just has one spouse (marriage partner) at any one time.
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What is Polygamy?
Having more than one spouse. This is often justified on religious grounds and other societies accept it as the norm.
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What is Polyandry?
A women having more than one husband. Common in places where men outnumber women.
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What is Polygyny?
A man having more than one wife.
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What is a Bean pole family?
A multi generational family in which each generation has one or very few members.
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What is Serial Monogamy?
Having several marriage partners one after another (e.g. Katie Price)
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What is Bigamy?
If someone has more than one spouse. In the UK it is a crime and has a maximum prison sentence of 7 years.
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What is Divorce?
The legal ending of marriage. Now more acceptable, quicker and easier.
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What are Conjugal Roles?
The domestic roles of married or cohabiting partners.
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What is a Symmetrical Family?
Suggested by Wilmolt and Young, this is a new fairer household where conjugal roles were no longer segregated but that they had become shared e.g. man does the DIY and the woman cooks.
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What is a Breadwinner?
The person in the family who goes out to work and brings in the biggest salary.Traditionally the man but can also be the woman in modern society.
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What is Fertility?
The average number of children born to women of childbearing age (usually 15-44) in a particular society.
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What is Primary Socialization?
The process of early childhood learning, usually in families, during which babies learn basic behavior, patterns and skills needed for later life.
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This comprises either 1 person who lives alone or a group of people who live at the same address and who share at least 1 meal a day or facilities e.g. the living room.

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What is a Household?

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2 people who are in a relationship together but not married.

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A family consisting of 1 parent and a child or children who live together

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When you are attracted to someone of the opposite sex.

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