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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."
Thus, each single-parent family had a randomly selected comparison two-parent family from the applicable age-gender stratum.
In this regard, the relationship between the independent variable (the family population and the single-parent family) was analyzed with the degree of the domestic violence, the results of which are resented in the following:
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.
It is worth mentioning that according to the findings of various studies and the meta-analyses of research data carried out in the U.S.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.
According to authors like Barron (2002) and Rodriguez & Luengo (2003), the majority of our definitions of single-parent family, on the part of both individuals and institutions, consider basically the following aspects: the presence in the home of a sole parent and his or her children, who are single and/or dependents--and sometimes the children's age is also taken into account; take, for example, minors--.
The document also speaks of the "appearance of apologia for the single-parent family, the broken, gay, the lesbian family.

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