A family consisting of parents and their children and grandparents of a marital partner.
Parents and children only.
Two-generational economic, kinship, and living unit made up of parents and their biological or adopted children. (529)
Consists of a husband, wife, and offspring.
a family group consisting only of a mother and father living with their children
A family comprised of one or two parents and their dependent children, all of whom live apart from other relatives.
a husband and wife with their own or adopted children, who share a residence, divide their labour, and cooperate economically.
an independent family that consists of husband and wife (and their children).
See Extended Family.
a household consisting of two married , heterosexual parents and their legal children (siblings), as distinct from the extended family
a household consisting of two parent s and their legal child ren (siblings), as distinct from the extended family
a man and a woman with children
a one-family household consisting of parents and their children (and servants)
a two-generation family of parents and their children
The spouses and children of a particular family.
a family consisting of two parents and their unmarried children.
A family consisting of a married couple and their young children.
Immediate family who live in the same house. Usually consists of a father, a mother and their children.
The term nuclear family was developed in the western world to distinguish the family group consisting of parents (usually a father and mother) and their children, from what is known as an extended family. According to Merriam-Webster the term dates back to 1947 and is therefore relatively new, although nuclear family structures themselves are not.Greif, Avner (2005). http://www.aeaweb.org/annual_mtg_papers/2006/0106_0800_1104.pdf "Family Structure, Institutions, and Growth: The Origin and Implications of Western Corporatism"Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance (2006). http://www.religioustolerance.org/mar_bibl.htm "Types of marriages in the Bible, and today" Generally, the trend to shift from extended to nuclear family structures has been supported by the spread of western values and civilization. Today roughly one quarter of households in the United States, for example, are described as consisting of nuclear families, making them the third most common household arrangement in the nation.