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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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In the analysis presented below, we examine the relationships between children's completed schooling and a number of factors, including single-parent family structure.
I interviewed children in a nuclear family and some from a single-parent family and the majority said they would have greater opportunities to do sport if both parents had been there.
The Single-Parent Family Study was a survey designed to compare the experiences of single and married mothers.
Less surprisingly, the single-parent family poverty rates more or less (8) reflect the welfare regime logic: liberal regimes have the highest rates by far with the conservative regimes falling somewhere in between them and social democratic Sweden.
A (Amato, 2000) and the other OECD countries (Chapple, 2009; OECD, 2009) regarding the impact of single parenthood on children's adaptation and well-being, it is revealed that the effect of being raised in a single-parent family is of no relevant significance, leaving thus no space for drawing generalized and powerful conclusions.
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.
Although I am from a low-income single-parent family, I would not enjoy an advantage to admission to a public institution because of my family's economic flaw.

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