Unit 1 – The Family Glossary

Nucleur Family – two generations: parents and children living in the same household

Extended Family – All kin, including beyond the nucleur family

‘Beanpole’ family – A multi-generation family where each few children are born in each generation, but people living longer

Patriarchal family – Authority held by males

Matriarchal family – Authority held by females

Symmetrical familiy – Authority and taks shared between couple

Reconstituted family – One or both partners previously married, with children from previous marriages

Lone parent families – A family with just one parent

Single person household – An individual living alone



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