Monday, January 9, 2012

Extended Family

Any grouping broader than the nuclear family which is related by descent or marriage is an Extended family.Further two or more nuclear families affiliated through the extension of parent-child relationship also constitutes an extended family.

Horizontally Extended family is when two or more siblings live together along with their families.

Vertically Extended Family is when a couple live along with their married children


An Extended Family is used asa synonym for a joint family and vice-versa.A joint family comprises of two or more distinct nuclear families while an extended family comprises of one nuclear family and assorted nuclear kin without full families

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