Nuclear family: is composed of a cohabiting man and woman who maintain a socially approved sexual relationship and have at least one child. Traditional nuclear family: the wife performs free domestic labor while the husband works outside the home for money. This family form is based on a gendered division of labour. The growing diversity of canadian families, 1981-2006. Women tend to get married at younger age today. Functionalism: the five functions of families: they keep the function in certain way to keep the society. Sexual regulation our roles require to define boundaries. Functionalists argue that marriage allows regular sexual regulation. (social control function) Where women are responsible for gathering food and taking care of children, contrastingly, men have superior strength and are responsible for physically aggressive activities (mining, hunting, etc) Emotional support mothers are responsible for emotional care. The crude divorce rate is the number of divorces that occur in a year for every 1,000 people in the population.