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SOCI 2010 Marriage & Family - TNeCampus

This Guide was Developed for the TNeCampus sections of Sociology 2010 - Marriage and Family

Families come in many forms.  This list is just a starting point - can you think of others?


  • Nuclear Family
  • Single-Parent Family
    • Divorce
    • Death
    • Never married
  • Lesbian and Gay parents with Children
  • Grandparents raising grandchildren
  • Multigenerational families
  • Step-Parent Families
  • Blended Families (His, Hers, and Ours)
  • Foster Families
  • Adoptive Families
  • Bi- and Multi-Racial Families
  • Families with Incarcerated Parent or Parents
  • Families of Military Deployment
  • Homeless Families
  • Families from various cultural and ethnic backgrounds