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family

 [fam´ĭ-le]
1. a group of people related by blood or marriage or a strong common bond, such as those descended from a common ancestor, or a husband, wife, and their children.
2. a taxonomic category below an order and above a genus.
blended family a family unit composed of a married couple and their offspring including some from previous marriages.
dysfunctional family one in which adult caregivers are unable to consistently fulfill their family responsibilities.
extended family a nuclear family and their close relatives, such as the children's grandparents, aunts, and uncles.
nuclear family a family consisting of a two-generation relationship of parents and children, living together and more or less isolated from their extended family.
nuclear dyad family a husband and wife with no children.
family of origin the family in which a person grew up.
family processes the psychosocial, physiological, and spiritual functions and relationships within the family unit; for nursing diagnoses, see under process.
single-parent family a lone parent and offspring living together as a family unit.
skewed family a family in which one spouse is severely dysfunctional and the other spouse assumes an acquiescent, peacemaking stance to maintain equilibrium.
family (omaha) in the omaha system, a problem modifier defined as a social unit or related group of individuals who live together and who experience a health-related problem.

nu·cle·ar fam·i·ly

in genetics, two parents and their progeny in common.

nuclear family

[n(y)o̅o̅′kle·ər]
Etymology: L, nucleus, nut kernel, familia, household
a family unit consisting of the biological parents and their offspring. The nuclear family is a relatively recent product of Western society. The nuclear family unit is less efficient than an extended family unit in providing information and vital services to family members, such as child rearing, child care, and care of older family members. Compare extended family, matrifocal family.

nuclear family

Global village
See Nuclear club.
 
Social medicine
The core family unit which classically consists of heterosexual male and female partners and their direct genetic progeny; disintegration of this unit and its central role in society is held responsible by some for losses in mental equilibrium.

nuclear family

Social medicine The core family unit, which typically consists of heterosexually-oriented ♂and ♀ partners and their direct–usually unmarried genetic progeny. Cf Companionship, Extended family, Marriage bonus, Most significant other, Social isolation. Cf Single-parent family.

nu·cle·ar fam·i·ly

(nū'klē-ăr fam'i-lē)
In genetics, two parents and their progeny in common.

Nuclear family

The basic family unit, consisting of father, mother, and their biological children.
Mentioned in: Family Therapy

nu·cle·ar fam·i·ly

(nū'klē-ăr fam'i-lē)
In genetics, two parents and their progeny in common.
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In the present study it has been planned to examine and compare the (caste impact) general and Sc caste women of Joint and Nuclear family to see the shape and pattern of perceived stress and Quality of life these women.
It may well be that what is regularly found there is the coupling of the nuclear family and the wholesale denigration of women, just as Engels thought.
I think that the nuclear family model is extremely fucked.
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In shifting blame from systematic inequality to the structural inequality of the black social structure, the Moynihan Report ignored several obstacles in postwar America to the black community's adoption of the gendered divisions of the nuclear family model: the exclusion of black males from breadwinner roles and the corresponding re-channeling of black females into domestic servant roles, the de facto exclusion of black families from the commodity culture through which families publicly display their success at achieving economic power through consumerism, and the need for black families to pool resources in order to consolidate their economic weakness and maintain some semblance of economic and social stability.
Bowen Theory's concept of nuclear family emotional process describes how nuclear family relationships influence functioning.
Cantor, a University of Virginia professor who won a political science award for his essay "The Simpsons: Atomistic Politics and the Nuclear Family.
Catherine Belsey locates Shakespeare at a moment in the early modern period when civic legislation and reformation church doctrine fostered what is now called the nuclear family.
Nuclear family means spouse and their unmarried children, who are below the age of majority as defined in the particular Member State.
A cursory scan of the relevant legal literature reveals that, to qualify as a religion for tax exemptions, a group should be (a) incorporated and (b) claim a membership larger than a single nuclear family.
If the Parsonian structural-functionalist projection of convergence in industrial societies to a nuclear family model of highly gender-differentiated relationships was ever appropriate it certainly is not now in the post-industrial world.
The concept of the modern nuclear family has been the basis of the principal theory structuring scholarly analysis of the family over the past four decades.

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