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Social institutions

Social institutions involve behaviour that is carried out by large numbers of people (i.e. is shared) and which continues over a reasonable period of time (i.e. is stable). Examples include work, family, education and religion.

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Family

A social institution containing a group of people with shared biological-cultural heritage, affinity or residence.

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Adoption

A process involving non-biological parents requesting legal rights and responsibility for a child.

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Nuclear Family

A social group consisting of a mother, a father and any number of dependent children (either their own or adopted) spanning two generations, who live together in the same household.

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Extended Family

Social group containing immediate family members and non-immediate members spanning two or more generations, such as aunts, uncles, cousins and other descendants from a common ancestor.

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Cohabitation

A living situation whereby two or more unmarried adults share a household over a prolonged period.

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Step-family

A family structure involving both or one of the adults bringing children form a previous relationship into the current relationship.

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one-parent family

Families based on a person who is not in a couple relationship, but forms a parent-child relationship with at least one other person (child) in the household.

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Same-Sex couple parenting

A social structure that encompasses a range of family arrangements including children raised by same-sex attracted couples, or adult couples with at least one LGBT partner, or a lone-parent identifying as LGBT.

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Patriarchy

A social structure with males holding power over women, and males placed as head of the family unit.

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Functionalist view of family

The view that the family performs certain functions including socialisation, regulation of sexual activity, social placement and material and emotional security in order to maintain the status quo.