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Definition of Nuclear Family

(noun) Two parents and their child(ren) living apart from their extended family.

Examples of Nuclear Family

Nuclear Family Pronunciation

  • IPA Pronunciation
    • American English
      • /ˈn(j)ukliər ˈfæm(ə)li/
    • British English
      • /ˈnjuːklɪə ˈfam(ᵻ)li/
  • Syllabification: (nu·cle·ar fam·i·ly)

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Rapp, Rayna. 1987. “Toward a Nuclear Freeze?: The Gender Politics of Euro-American Kinship Analysis,” Pp. 119–31 in Gender and Kinship: Essays toward a Unified Analysis, edited by J. F. Collier, S. J. Yanagisako, and M. Bloch. New York: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston.

Strong, Bryan, Christine DeVault, and Theodore F. Cohen. 2011. The Marriage and Family Experience: Intimate Relationships in a Changing Society. 11th ed. Boston: Cengage Learning.

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Cite the Definition of Nuclear Family

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “nuclear family.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved October 19, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/nuclear-family/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

nuclear family. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/nuclear-family/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “nuclear family.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed October 19, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/nuclear-family/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“nuclear family.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 19 Oct. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/nuclear-family/>.