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Flashcards in Types of Family Deck (10):
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What is serial monogamy?

A series of monogamous marriages

2

What is polygyny?

Having several wives

3

What is polyandry?

Having several husbands

4

What is a beanpole family?

Lots of generations, few siblings - long and thin

Reflects longer life expectancy and lower fertility rate

5

What is a modified extended family?

Extended family who don't live near to each other but keep in contact and frequently visit

6

What is a lone parent family?

Family headed by one parent

7

What is a single person household?

Someone living alone

8

What is a reconstituted family?

A step-family

9

What is a symmetrical family?

One where household tasks are shared equally between man and woman

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What is a matriarchal family?

Where authority is held by a woman