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family

n. 1) husband, wife and children. 2) all blood relations. 3) all who live in the same household including servants and relatives, with some person or persons directing this economic and social unit.

family

(Common ancestry), noun ancestry, birth, blood connection, clan, common extraction, common forebears, common lineage, common parentage, consanguinity, descent, dynasty, ethnic group, ethnicity, filiation, folk, genealogy, house, kin, kindred, kinsmen, line, line of ancestors, line of descent, lineage, origin, parentage, people, same line of descent, same strain, sept, stirps, stock, strain, tribe

family

(Household), noun brood, domestic circle, dooestic establishment, familia, family unit, home circle, issue, offspring, progeny
Associated concepts: adoption, curtesy, dependent, domestic relation, dower, Family Court, family law, family purpose doccrine, head of household, heirs, next of kin, surviving spouse
See also: ancestry, bloodline, derivation, descendant, domestic, house, household, issue, kindred, kinship, lineage, next of kin, origin, parentage, paternal, posterity, progeny, race, relative, succession
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Family processes in turn may be linked to characteristics such as household composition and wealth.
How money matters for young children's development: Parental investment and family processes.
The current study attempts to gain a better idea of how changes in relationship status and family processes in the form of fathering practices enhance or lessen disadvantaged, urban fathers' self-rated health, mental health (i.
A systematic review found such interventions improved both parenting skills and family processes resulting in greater family cohesiveness and less family fighting (Petrie et al.
Bronfenbrenner's (1988) person-process-context model posits a paradigm for assessing the influences of personal characteristics of family members, family processes, and particular external environments on child developmental outcomes.
In addition to a large-scale comparison of family-based and individually-oriented treatment, Lock and his colleagues are researching two types of family therapy-one focused on symptoms and weight restoration, and one on family processes.
1) Family structure, family resources, and family processes influence health across the life course.
Family processes as resources for African American children exposed to a constellation of sociodemographic risk factors.
The first premise is that while stressful crises and persistent economic, physical, and social challenges influence the whole family and its capacity to successfully rear its children, key family processes mediate the impact of these crises and the development of resilience in individual members and in the family unit as a whole.
Her very presence undermines extant and "normal" family processes.
Demo and Acock (1996) note that "the differences in adolescent well-being within family types are greater than the differences across family types, suggesting that family processes are more important than family composition".
Therefore a distinguishing feature of the text is its capacity to examine cross-cultural variations in family processes at the same time that it introduces a range of substantive topics, including mate selection, cohabitation, family violence, reproduction and child care, gender inequalities in paid and unpaid labour, divorce and remarriage, as well as state regulation.

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