A social network of people based on common ancestry, marriage, and adoption
Relationships in which people live together with commitment, form an economic unit, and care any young, and consider their identity to be significantly attached to the group.
Family of Orientation
The family into which a person is born and in which early socialization usually takes place.
Family of Procreation
The family a person forms by having or adopting children
A family unit composed of relatives in addition to parents and children who live in the same household.
A family composed of one or more parents and their dependent children, all of whom live apart from other relatives
A legally recognized and/or socially approved arrangement between two or more individuals that carries certain rights and obligations and usually involves sexual activity
marriage between two partners usually a woman and a man
The concurrent marriage of a person of one sex with two or more members of the opposite sex
The concurrent marriage of one man with two or more women
the concurrent marriage of one woman with two or more men
A system of tracing descent through the father's side of the family
A system of tracing the mother's side of the family
A system of tracing descent through both the mother's and the father's sides of the family
A family structure in which authority is given to the eldest male.
A family structure in which authority is given to the eldest female
A family structure in which both partners share power and authority
The custom of a married couple to live with husband's parents
The custom of the married couple to live with wife's side of the family
The custom of a married couple living in on their own
The practice of marrying within one's own group
The pattern of individuals marrying those who have similar characteristics, such as race, ethnicity, religious background, age, education, and or social class
The practice of marrying outside one's own social group or category