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What does it mean to say you are studying the 'family' ? Define and describe types of families.

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This solution defines and describes certain types of family units. The text contains 214 words.

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The word family in the strictest sense means the 'fundamental unit of kinship'. In its minimal or nuclear form the family consists of a mother, father and offspring. There is also the notion of the 'extended' family, which may include grandparents, cousins, adopted children etc., that are all recognized as a 'social unit.' ...

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