Frank asked in Social ScienceSociology · 6 months ago

What is a family (and what is not)?


I have a question concerning the" family". From a sociological point of view, a family consists of two or one parents and at least one child.

So, my question is what type of living arrangements represent a nonfamily?

For example a married couple that does not have children is not a family. 

Do you know more examples?

3 Answers

  • Bobo
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    How do you categorize homosexuals?  What about transsexuals?  Neither of which is likely to have biological children. 

  • Liz
    Lv 6
    6 months ago

    The Former of the family unit was none other than the Creator of man himself. (Matt. 19:4-6) By means of family units this Creative Sociologist purposed to populate the whole earth with a righteous human society of perfect, mature individuals. (Gen. 1:28; Acts 17:26) Such a family circle of humans was lovingly designed to comprise essentially a father, a mother and children. Through marriage this status was brought about and was thus to be maintained. Family members, therefore, were to form a household, a small government, with the father as head and lawgiver responsible to God, and the mother as a subordinate manager over the children.

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  • Jesere
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    Family is subjective,  I consider my best friends as family. 

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