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family
A social institution found in all societies that unites people in cooperative groups to care for one another, including any children
Kinship
A social bond based on common ancestry, marriage, or adoption
Marriage
A legal relationship, usually involving economic cooperation, sexual activity, and childbearing
Extended Family
A family consisting of parents and children as well as other kin
Nuclear Family
A family composed of one or two parents and their children
Endogamy
Marriage between people of the same social category
Exogamy
Marriage between people of different social categories
Monogamy
Marriage that unites two partners
Polygamy
Marriage that unites a person with two or more spouses
Polygyny
Marriage that unites one man and two or more women
Polyandry
marriage that unites one woman and two or more men
Patriolocality
A residential pattern in which a married couple lievs with or near the husband's family
Matriocality
A residential pattern in which a married couple lives apart from both sets of parents
Neolocality
A residential pattern in which a married couple lives apart from both sets of parents
Descent
The system by which members of a society trace kinship over generations
Patrilineal Descent
A system tracing kinship through men
Matrilineal Descent
A system tracing kinship through women
Bilateral Descent
A system tracing kinship through both men and women
Incest Taboo
A Norm forbidding sexual relations or marriage between certain relatives
Homogamy
Marriage between people with the same social characteristics
Infidelity
Sexual activity outside one's marriage
Family Violence
Emotional, physical, or sexual abuse of one family member by another
Cohabitation
The sharing of a household by an unmarried couple