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So... which one is it? [Jan. 18th, 2005|10:17 pm]
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Definitions of nuclear family on the Web:

A family unit consisting of parents and their dependent children.

A pair of biologic parents and their children.

a woman and/or husband and dependent children.

A married couple and their unmarried children living together. (See 291)

Consists of a husband, wife, and their offspring.

A family comprised of one or two parents and their dependent children, all of whom live apart from other relatives.

a family where only two generations live together (eg parents and children, but no grandparents)

Membership within household includes one man, one woman, and their children, if any.

a family consisting of parents and their children and grandparents of a marital partner

From: hymn
2005-01-18 09:06 pm (UTC)

oo more interesting info.


"It was George P. Murdock, a Yale and Pittsburgh anthropologist, who coined the term "nuclear family." He did so in 1949, the same year the Soviet Union exploded its first atomic bomb. "Among the majority of the peoples on earth," Murdock wrote, "nuclear families are combined, like atoms in a molecule, into larger aggregates." Families consisting of married parents with children under the age of 18 children existed before 1949, of course; the nuclear family had been lived, if not described as such, for some time—since the Industrial Revolution, Marxists once proclaimed, though the historian Peter Laslett detected vital signs of the nuclear life as far back as the age of Chaucer."
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-01-18 09:23 pm (UTC)

Re: oo more interesting info.

That's really interesting. *nod* I remember learning some more about industrial England and France, and how often it was that parents would rent their children ouot and go and work in factories themselves. I can't even fathom.
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