Flashcards in Types of Family Deck (10):
What is serial monogamy?
A series of monogamous marriages
What is polygyny?
Having several wives
What is polyandry?
Having several husbands
What is a beanpole family?
Lots of generations, few siblings - long and thin
Reflects longer life expectancy and lower fertility rate
What is a modified extended family?
Extended family who don't live near to each other but keep in contact and frequently visit
What is a lone parent family?
Family headed by one parent
What is a single person household?
Someone living alone
What is a reconstituted family?
What is a symmetrical family?
One where household tasks are shared equally between man and woman