The Family and The Household
Sacco and Kennedy define the family as "any enduring pattern of social
relationships through which domestic life is organized"
Sacco and Kennedy define the household as "the social and physical setting
within which family life is organized".
The Changing Profile of the Family
Fewer children living at home than in the past
Can be explained by increases in life expectancy, declining birth rate,
more couples choosing not to have (or delaying having) children.
Fewer couples marrying, more choosing to live in common-law
relationships Proportion of children living in "traditional" family with married parents
has decreased substantially, while proportion living with common-law