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family

Traditionally, people who are related by blood or marriage. The term can mean many different things depending on the circumstances. Most statutes have a section devoted to “definitions” that will tell you the intended definition of words used in the law. For example, the concept of what constitutes a family may be important in zoning cases for single-family housing or apartment restrictions against non-family members living in the apartment with the tenant.

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Thus, each single-parent family had a randomly selected comparison two-parent family from the applicable age-gender stratum.
Figure 2 shows that in the early 1990s Quebec's single-parent family poverty rate was almost exactly at the Canadian average.
From Conflict Intact Family to Single-Parent Family after Divorce
There's not a single Ohioan who hasn't been touched by this issue -- factory worker, white collar professional, single-parent family or business owner.
If the single-parent family structure adversely affects children's educational outcomes, then the difference in trends across income groups could possibly account for more of the growing gap in educational attainment between rich and poor children than income inequality itself.
But he said the rate of single-parent family growth had "moderated".
He has coped rather well, given his size sets him apart from other children, given his eye disability, given the fact he is in a single-parent family and has a very serious heart condition,'' Hohn said.

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