Two or more people related by blood, marriage, or adoption. The family may take many forms, ranging from a single parent with one or more children, to a married couple or polygamous spouses with offspring, to several generations of parents and their children.
The basic residential unit where economic production, consumption, inheritence, child rearing, and shelter are oganized and carried out.
A family established thorugh marriage.
A family of "blood relatives" consisting of related women, their brothers, and the women's offspring.
A group consisting of one or two parents and dependent offspring, which may include a stepparent, stepsiblings, and adopted children. Until recently, this term referred only to the father-mather-child unit.
Two or more closely related nuclear families clustered together into a large domestic group.
A residence pattern in which a married couple lives in the husband's father's place of residence.
A residence pattern in which a married couple lives in the wife's mother's place of residence.
A residence pattern in which a married couple may choose either matrilocal or patrilocal residence.
A pattern in which a married couple establish their household in a location apart from either the husband's or the wife's relatives.