Types of Families

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Nuclear Family
Known as the 'cereal packet family'/Consists of married parents with dependent children however may also consist cohabiting couples as well with their dependent children.
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Extended Family
A group of relatives extending beyond the nuclear family e.g. 3 generations live together or nearby but members can also live geographically apart yet still have regular contact and provide support.
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Lone Parent Family
A family in which one parent lives with their child or children
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Lone Parent Family can be a result from...
Divorce,losing your partner or choosing not to marry or live with the father/mother of child/children
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Gay/Lesbian Family
A family in which homosexual couples(married or cohabiting)live together with their child/children.
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What is cohabiting/cohabitation?
Living with a partner outside marriage
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Reconstituted(blended/step) families
Blended family in which one or both partner have a child or children living with them from a previous relationship
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Empty Nest family
When children grow up and leave home,leaving both parent to live together in the family home,this type of family is increasing as the life expectancy increases.
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Beanpole Family
Multigenerstional family in which each generation have one or very few member so instead of a wide bushy family tree(it is long and thin like beanpole).
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What is because of the beanpole family?
Family type due to people having fewer children than in the past and older relatives living together
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What is Family?
Defined as people of different generations who are related to you through blood/law e.g adoption.These people will live with you in the household
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*** many types of households are there?
2
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What are they called?
Family household and non family household
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A group of relatives extending beyond the nuclear family e.g. 3 generations live together or nearby but members can also live geographically apart yet still have regular contact and provide support.

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Extended Family

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A family in which one parent lives with their child or children

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Divorce,losing your partner or choosing not to marry or live with the father/mother of child/children

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A family in which homosexual couples(married or cohabiting)live together with their child/children.

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