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Chap 11 Soc

The Family

TermDefinition
nuclear family a group that includes a parent or parents and any children
extended family two or more adult generations of the same family whose members share economic resources and live in the same household-and sometimes close relatives such as grandparents, grandchildren, aunts, uncles, and cousins
patriarchy when authority in a family is assigned to the oldest man
matriarchy when authority in family is assigned to the oldest woman
egalitarian when authority is split evenly between a man and a woman
monogamy marriage between one person and another person
polygamy marriage of one person to multiple partners at the same time
polygyny marriage of one man to more than one women at a time
polyandry marriage of one woman to more than one man at a time
incest taboo a rule against marriage between certain kinds and degrees of relatives
socio-emotional maintenance the provision of acceptance and emotional support
marriage rate the number of marriages per year for every thousand members of the population
divorce rate the number of divorces per year for every thousand members of the population
blended family type of family in which at least one of the partners has a child from a previous marriage
adolescent person between the age of 12 and 17
two-income marriage a marriage in which both spouses work outside the home
cohabitation a marriage-like living arrangement without the legal obligations and responsibilities of formal marriage
boomerang kid a young adult who stays at home or returns home to live with parents
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