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Synonyms for family

Synonyms for family

a group of usually related people living together as a unit


a group of people sharing common ancestry

one's relatives collectively

one's ancestors or their character or one's ancestral derivation

of or relating to the family or household

Synonyms for family

a person having kinship with another or others

a loose affiliation of gangsters in charge of organized criminal activities

an association of people who share common beliefs or activities


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For example, we would think differently about the nature of disadvantages imparted by single-parent family structure if all of the association between living in a single-parent family and completed schooling could be accounted for by lower family income.
These results therefore suggest no disadvantage in socioeconomic status for children who spent at least some of their childhood in a single-parent family compared to a two-parent family.
Figure 2 shows that in the early 1990s Quebec's single-parent family poverty rate was almost exactly at the Canadian average.
By composition of the family, we refer to whether or not the single parent (or "boss of the house") lives solely with their own children in a home, which constitutes a simple single-parent family (or nuclear single parent family) and that may be headed by either a woman or a man.
The issue of the single-parent family is ever-present, with the family dynamics of Jenny, her dad and her step-mum a major issue from the start.
Gunilla Ringbck Weitoft, author of the study which is published in The Lancet, said, ``Growing up in a single-parent family is associated with increased risks of a variety of severe health outcomes.
Four different types of family structure were distinguished: stable intact family, conflict intact family, single-parent family, and stepfamily.
Over the past 2 decades, small-scale investigations have linked several factors to teenage parenthood, including substance abuse, poverty, growing up in a single-parent family, and persistent aggressive or criminal behavior.
At the same time, it should be noted that the descriptive patterns documented here do not necessarily capture a causal effect of living in a single-parent family. Decisions to get divorced, end cohabitation, or bear a child outside a partnership are likely related to other factors important for child development, making it difficult to separate out the influence of family structure.
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