The Family


Marriage There are few societies in which it is usual for a couple quietly to ‘pair off and start “playing house.” While this is fairly common in America today, it is not the fully approved and expected ‘(and therefore not the institutionalized) arrangement. Marriage is the approved social pattern whereby two or more ~sons establish a family. It involves not only, the …

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Composition of the Family Group

Composition of the Family Group When we.speak-cf the family, we ordinarily think of a husband and wife, their children, and occasionally an extra relative. Since this’ family is based upon the marital or “conjugal” relationship, it has been called the conjugal family. Today, however, it is most often referred to as the’ nuclear family. The con sanguine family is based not upon …

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