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  Nuclear family - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A nuclear family (sometimes known in the British sociological term, cornflake family) is a household consisting of two married, heterosexual parents and their legal children (siblings), as distinct from the extended family.
While the family is a near-universal cultural phenomenon, nuclear families do not form the family unit in every society.
Nuclear families are typical in societies where people must be relatively mobile — such as hunter-gatherers and industrial societies.
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 Family - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
From the perspective of children, the family is a family of orientation: the family serves to locate children socially, and plays a major role in their enculturation and socialization.
From the point of view of the parent(s), the family is a family of procreation the goal of which is to produce and enculturate and socialize children.
A notable subset of this family type is the nuclear family, in which one woman has one husband and they raise their children together.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Family   (2833 words)

 Family Ties: Nuclear Family
A nuclear family consists of a mother, father, and their biological or adoptive descendants, often called the traditional family.
The nuclear family can be a nurturing environment in which to raise children as long as there is love, time spent with children, emotional support, low stress, and a stable economic environment.
There are three types of married nuclear families depending on employment status of the woman and man. In the first type, the man works outside the home while the woman works inside the home caring for the children.
www.edu.pe.ca /southernkings/familynuclear.htm   (221 words)

 MSN Encarta - Family
The purely religious nature of family ties was partly abandoned in favor of civil bonds after the Reformation, which began in the 1500s.
The nuclear family was the most prevalent preindustrial unit and is still the basic unit of social organization.
The only function of the family that continues to survive all change is the provision of affection and emotional support by and to all its members, particularly infants and young children.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761558266/Family.html   (1287 words)

 Nuclear family
A nuclear family is a household consisting of two parent s and their legal child ren (siblings), as distinct from the.
Nuclear families are typical in societies where people must be relatively mobile -- such as hunter-gatherer s and industrial societies.
So whilst the model of the nuclear family might be a good one, increases in numbers of divorce s and separations of parents mean that many children do not enjoy the advantages that membership of a nuclear family confers on the majority.
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 Gale Encyclopedia of Psychology: Family
The nuclear family is often comprised of a married couple who are parents to their biological or adopted children; all members live together in one household.
This type of nuclear family is increasingly referred to by social scientists as an intact family, signifying that the family had not been through a divorce, separation, or death of a member.
The term extended family traditionally meant the biological relatives of a nuclear family; i.e., the parents, sisters, and brothers of both members of a married couple.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_g2699/is_0004/ai_2699000463   (891 words)

 The Simpsons Archive: "The Simpsons: An Imperfect Ideal Family"
From the show's creators' rebellion against "traditional" family sitcoms to each of the Simpson family member's caricatures, this show satirizes, but ultimately redeems, each unit of the nuclear family (father, mother, and children) [1].
Despite these condemnations about the Simpson family's imperfections and dysfunctional nature, their shortcomings and general realism are what actually make this family so reflective of the American family and actually radical in the wake of television families of the past.
Families in past sitcoms have presented a relatively standard image of the traditional American father as the all knowing, respected, and moral authority.
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 HDE 19: Lecture 4
Of the white children born in 1980 about a third of their time will be spent in one parent family; of the fl children born that year the average individual will spend 60% of his time in a single parent family.
Family demography is concerned with the determinants of the number, size, composition and change in families.
Family of orientation is the nuclear or composite family into which one is born and in which one is reared--that is, "socialized" or "oriented."
entomology.ucdavis.edu /courses/hde19/lecture4.html   (5012 words)

 Encyclopedia article on Nuclear family [EncycloZine]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Although, as time progresses, the ideal family image is slowly shifting from the afformentioned to something like that of an amiably divorced couple with joint custody of their children.
The term "nuclear family" has been taken a little bit too far every so often and having the word "nuclear" referring to nuclear energy, eg.
Research (http://www.hewett.norfolk.sch.uk/CURRIC/soc/family/fam2.htm) is claimed to show that the nuclear family is better than any alternative arrangement to ensure that members of the next generation obtain the emotional support they need, and help to find occupations.
encyclozine.com /Nuclear_family   (387 words)

 Salon.com Life | The nuclear family takes a hit
We all know what the nuclear family looks like: It looks like a cliché, a fond and fuzzy cliché evoked by episodes of "Leave It to Beaver" or "Ozzie and Harriet." These potent icons are faded and fictional, not to mention completely overwhelmed by general cultural consensus and demographic studies.
Yet the "ideal" American family -- a father and a mother, bound to each other by legal marriage, raising children bound to them by biology -- is a stubborn relic, a national symbol that has yet to be retired as threadbare and somewhat unrealistic.
The nuclear family, according to the numbers, is fast becoming a demographic oddity; the number of single-parent families is skyrocketing and many Americans couples are choosing to not get married but to have families anyway.
archive.salon.com /mwt/feature/2001/06/07/family_values/print.html   (2800 words)

 The nuclear family (from family) --  Encyclopædia Britannica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The family group should be distinguished from a household, which may include boarders and roomers sharing a common residence.
The smallest family is that of two persons such as a husband and wife, a parent and child, or a brother and sister.
Nuclear families include any two or more persons related to one another by blood, marriage, or adoption and who share a common residence.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-26067?tocId=26067   (847 words)

 Iconic 'Nuclear' Family Is a Work of Fiction
The Census Bureau announced that nuclear families have dropped below 25 percent of all households and that multiple family forms are now the rule in American society, not the exception.
Families would "buy" such people and their children, providing food and shelter in exchange for their labor.
Conservative family advocates too often confuse the effects of poverty with the effects of family structure.
www.womensenews.org /article.cfm/dyn/aid/564   (1181 words)

 FT January 2002: The Reappearing Nuclear Family   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
First, in April the Census Bureau dramatically reported that the "nuclear family" was "rebounding." The page—one story in USA Today announced: "The traditional nuclear family—a married mom and dad living with their biological children—is making a comeback, according to a Census report released today.
The proportion of all U.S. families with children under age eighteen that are headed by married couples reached an all—time low in the mid 1990s—about 72.9 percent in 1996 and 72.4 percent in 1997—but has since stabilized.
More generally, on the core social question of whether family fragmentation is a bad thing or a not—so—bad thing, a steady shift in popular and (especially) elite opinion took place over the course of the 1990s.
www.firstthings.com /ftissues/ft0201/opinion/blankenhorn.html   (1312 words)

 Is George Murdock's 'Nuclear Family' still, the norm in British society?
Most children are brought up in nuclear families, most marriages end with death not divorce and divorcees are usually keen to marry again" The result graphs, I have produced clearly show that the nuclear family as popular as ever, graph a shows.
In my research, I have established that the main reasons for the reduction in nuclear families in British society, is because of the emergence of the reconstituted family, resulting from divorcées, and single parents remarrying to form a new model of the Family.
Although the nuclear family is the universal norm in British society, it is plausible to say that the family is adapting to the changing society we live in.
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 SignOn San Diego Richard Louv -- Surprise! Nuclear family still with us
She goes on: "The 'ideal' American family -- a father and a mother, bound to each other by legal marriage, raising children bound to them by biology -- is a stubborn relic, a national symbol that has yet to be retired as threadbare and somewhat unrealistic."
Even political champions of the nuclear family (social conservatives and some social liberals, too) roll out census figures to support their case that the country is going to hell in a diaper pail.
The upshot of all this is that announcing the death of the nuclear family, as Johnson says, "is completely premature." Particularly in California.
www.signonsandiego.com /news/metro/louv/20010617-9999_1n17futedge.html   (838 words)

 The Broken Hearth : Reversing the Moral Collapse of the American Family - Leadershop@LeadershipNow.com
From the dramatic rise in illegitimacy, divorce, cohabitation, and single parenthood to the call for recognition of gay marriages, the traditional nuclear family is being radically challenged and undermined, along with the moral and legal consensus that once supported it.
And, he argues, the monogamous nuclear family is not a repressive patriarchal institution, but quite the opposite: a precious and hard-won historical achievement, one that safeguards the interests of men, women, and children as no other arrangement yet devised.
This situation bespeaks a reversal of the positive historic progress that the nuclear family represents as a structure for answering adult sexual and affectional needs reliably over time and for rearing children in psychologically and affectionally optimal circumstances.
www.leadershipnow.com /leadershop/9915-9.html   (813 words)

 Traditional Nuclear Family vs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In today's society, a strong indicator of the variety of family structures in which children live is the number of definitions of the term family structure.
A traditional nuclear family consists of a married couple and their biological child or children.
A child in a traditional nuclear family lives with both biological parents, if siblings are present, only full brothers and sisters (that is, siblings who share the same two biological parents).
www.csus.edu /indiv/k/kawamoto/downloadable/50jackson1.htm   (403 words)

 IAV | Married with Children by John Leo
It managed to turn out back-to-back reports, one saying that the nuclear family was recovering, the other announcing that the nuclear family is tanking.
It was based on the peculiar way the census people keep family statistics: A mom and dad living with their biological children don't count as traditional if another person lives in the household, a boarder perhaps or a relative.
The use of household stats to make nuclear families seem anachronistic and irrelevant is an old story in the 30-year war over the family.
www.americanvalues.org /html/ar-leo_article.html   (749 words)

 The Observer | UK News | Nuclear family goes into meltdown
While 20 years ago the average extended family comprised three 'nuclear' generations, family groups are now made up of four generations of often co-habiting couples, each with an average 1.8 children.
'The family is undergoing radical changes under the pressure of an ageing population, longer lifespans, increased female working, the tendency to marry later in life, the falling birth rate and the rising divorce rate,' the study says.
Julia Brannen, professor of family sociology at the Institute of Education at London University, said: 'People are living longer, but family units are small and they are getting smaller and thinner all the time, just like a beanpole.
observer.guardian.co.uk /uk_news/story/0,6903,710187,00.html   (637 words)

 The Family Cycle - The Good Enough Family
Increased mobility, a decentralization of information sources, the transfers of the traditional functions of the family to societal and private sector establishments, the increased incidence of interpersonal interactions, safer sex with lesser or no consequences – all fostered the disintegration of the traditional, extended and nuclear family.
Emptied of these functions and of inter-generational interactions, the nuclear family was reduced to a dysfunctional shell, a hub of rudimentary communication between its remaining members, a dilapidated version of its former self.
Forming families was the most efficient way known to generate wealth, accumulate it and transfer it across time and space to future generations.
samvak.tripod.com /family.html   (1789 words)

 Marriage and the Nuclear Family: A Bahá'í Perspective
The nuclear family, consisting of parents and their children, is now being threatened by divorce, collective child care, and communal living.
The enterprise of marriage and family is in a critical condition, attacked by powerful internal and external forces that range from pathological individual expectations of marriage to legislation that attacks its very foundation.
That family in which there is an abundance of assurance and approval has a most vital ingredient for the nurturance of its members.
bahai-library.com /articles/bsnb3-1.khavari.html   (9566 words)

 USATODAY.com - Take closer look at nuclear-family norm   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The difference between the extended-family structure more characteristic of my own subculture and the nuclear form is far deeper than a mere calculation of the number of adults and children per household.
Parents in nuclear families may offer children economic privileges, but this familial structure sometimes devolves into tightly shuttered, emotionally isolating cells.
Vulnerable, lonely family members can be so damaged by material indulgence and emotional neglect that they lose touch with reality; meanwhile, no one is around to defuse or even notice their explosive angers and resentments.
www.usatoday.com /news/opinion/2001-07-13-ncguest1.htm   (393 words)

 The Christian Science Monitor | csmonitor.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The finding, which surprised many researchers, suggests that family relations in the United States may be entering a new era of stability after two decades of tumultuous change.
But family experts caution that the rebound of nuclear families, while real, could be exaggerated by other factors.
Despite the rise in the nuclear family, some 44 percent of children still live in other family arrangements.
www.csmonitor.com /durable/2001/04/13/fp1s1-csm.shtml   (949 words)

 New Nations in the Nuclear Family
The stalemate between Western allied nuclear powers such as France, U.K., and the U.S. and the Warsaw Pact and China governments, made for a tense world sitation since the early fifites.
In terms of which country posed the most threat in terms of nuclear proliferation the panelists pretty much agreed that the former Soviet Union states which previously had their hands on nuclear weapons are the most severe threats.
Renounced their nuclear weapons program, but are still capable of fielding weapons.
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