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Nuclear family

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  1. developed in the western world to distinguish the family group consisting of parents, most commonly a father and mother, and their children, from what is known as an extended family

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  2. can be any size, as long as the family can support itself and there are only parents and children (or the family is an extended family.) According to Merriam-Webster the term dates back to 1947 and is therefore relatively new, although nuclear family

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  3. The popularity of the nuclear family in the West came about in the early 20th century, prompted in part by business practices of Henry Ford, such as the "8 hour day, $5 week", and later the New Deal policies of Franklin D. Roosevelt

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  4. used because of its original Latin meaning, "kernel" or "nut"

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  5. Today roughly one quarter of households in the United States, for example, are described as consisting of nuclear families, making them the third most common household arrangement in that nation

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