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Multilingual Demographic Dictionary, second unified edition, English volume

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Children  (CHILDREN)


The family 1 (cf. § 113 and § 115) is a different unit which must be carefully distinguished from the household (110-3). It is defined primarily by reference to relationships which pertain to or arise from marriage, reproduction or adoption, all of which are regulated by law or custom. The fundamental relationships are those established between a couple by marriage — and that existing between a couple as parents 2, i.e., father 3 and mother 4, and their children 5, i.e., sons 6 and daughters 7 .

  • 2. Parent, n. - parental, adj. - parenthood, n.: the state of being or becoming a parent.
  • 3. Father, n. - paternal, adj.
  • 4. Mother, n. - maternal, adj.
  • 6. Son, n. - filial, adj.
  • 7. Daughter, n. - filial, adj.

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