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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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Women's occupational career patterns over 27 years: Relations to family of origin, life careers, and wellness.
He would have preferred two, as in his family of origin, but he says his wife came from a family with three children and she wanted to have three, so he acquiesced.
In general, participants high in RDP tended to describe their family of origin as highly rigid and being highly structured with respect to role and rule expectations.
Children's chronological age, age of entry to the orphanage and previous period of living with their family of origin were not associated with any mental health questionnaires scores (Spearman rank correlation).
38 ** Current economic status of student's family of origin .
Given that interpersonal processes displayed in adult relationships can be traced back to the family of origin, is it the case that these interpersonal processes serve to mediate the cross-generation linkage in marital outcomes?
The apes are housed in family enclosures until they reach adulthood, when they are removed from their family of origin and placed with a mate - much like the behavior of gibbons in the wild.
However, a number of significant differences emerged on other family of origin variables (Table 2).
I don't need to know about his/her personal background, hopes and dreams, or family of origin.
Adults remain under the strict observation of the family of origin and the close social group and therefore cannot behave independently or enjoy freedom.
In his family of origin paternal authority was considered unquestionable and individual initiatives were badly considered.
These emerging adults continue to explore life's opportunities but do so more autonomously than adolescents and distantly from the family of origin but do not perceive themselves as "adults.

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