Introduction to families and households


A level


5m 33s
In this podcast, you’ll learn about the difference between a family and a household as well as key terms for all of the different types of family structures and arrangements. These terms are relevant to the rest of the topic.

1. Listen carefully to the podcast and make careful notes of key concepts and any key thinkers. 

2. What is the difference between a family and a household?

3. What is a reconstituted family?

4. Why do you think the nuclear family may no longer be ‘the norm’ today?

5. How might family structures affect the experience of childhood?

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