sociology key terms- family types and definitions

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heterosexual parents with one or more children
cereal packet family
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key term used by murdock. it shows the nuclear family exists around the world
universal family
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these family members are made up of grandparents
vertical nuclear family
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these family members consist of aunts and uncles
horizontal extended family
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a household which is likely to form a separate household from either set of parents. close ties with family members still remain
modified extended family
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families that are bound together due to children or family bonds from previous marriages
reconstituted family
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family with one parents as the head of the family
lone parent family
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this family consists of children who have grown up and leave to start thier own adult lives
empty nest family
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a narrow line of generations including one or two members in each
beanpole family
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in this family children leave home to go university but return back after
boomerang family
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this is a marriage only by name. the married couple stay in one household but live their own lives
Empty shell marriages
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these are couples who are in a relationship but arent cohabiting or married so they live in different households
Living apart together
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a definition by Chester. a dual earner family where both individuals in the couple go out to work
neo conventional family
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where both parents in the family go out to work
dual career/ earner family
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key term used by murdock. it shows the nuclear family exists around the world

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universal family

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these family members are made up of grandparents

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these family members consist of aunts and uncles

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a household which is likely to form a separate household from either set of parents. close ties with family members still remain

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