Talk:Extended family

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Other arrangements[edit]

Hello i would like to know what other different types of family forms there are. Especially the term for when a person lives in the same house as a partner and live as man and wife but do not feel the need to get married. Also the term used for when friends live together, thank you —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 11:44, 4 April 2006 (UTC)

See common-law marriage and cohabitation. —Viriditas | Talk 11:17, 8 April 2006 (UTC)

Paragraph moved from article[edit]

I think the following paragraph is interested, but unsupported. Please add citations if it is to be included with the article.

In some of these cultures, the nuclear family model is often regarded as anti-traditional family, or as a lever against economic advancement of people who live within the older, broader family model.[citation needed] This social conflict has been particularly apparent during periods of American history among various ethno-cultural groups that have avoided using the prevailing Anglo-Dutch nuclear family model.[citation needed]

Thanks. DavidBailey 17:10, 19 June 2006 (UTC)

consanguineous family??[edit]

You can't define a term based on its synonym if its synonym isn't defined. consanguineous family does not have an article, and is not defined anywhere. I'm redlinking consanguineous family in the article. Please someone define consanguineous family, or maybe i will. 01:28, 7 September 2006 (UTC)


Phrases like "Extended type of family feels a greater security and belongingness" are clearly not neutral, in addition to being poorly worded. This article needs a lot of clean-up. (talk) 23:00, 19 February 2010 (UTC)

There are studies confirming the advantages of extended family organization, including greater sense of security and belonging. I'm therefore reinstating this paragraph.

Asian extended families[edit]

Asia is a big, diverse place and its families vary tremendously. Muslim (and sometimes Hindu) families can be polygamous. Tibetan families are sometimes polyandrous. There are also multi-generational families of sons and their wives living with older parents in India, Nepal and historically in China (although probably less since Communism took over). Yet in many parts of Asia, and many cultures, nuclear families seem to have become the norm.

Perhaps the fundamental organization of this article needs to be by family type, not geography. The dynamics of a particular kind of family must tend to hold constant regardless of where they occur. To paraphrase Tolstoy, all polygamous families may be pretty much the same.

I also think the sexual and reproductive economies of different family types deserve to be written about. There seems to be a lot of reticence and coyness on this, but perhaps it's time to lift that veil. If the sex lives of gay men and lesbian women can be written about, why not the sexual dynamics of extended families living under the same roof? They are assuredly different from nuclear families. LADave (talk) 23:03, 25 March 2011 (UTC)

There is no such legislation titled "Hindu Undivided family Act". Hence the sentence "Businesses carried out by Hindu joint families in India are governed by the Hindu undivided family act" needs to be deleted. However, there are many legislations viz.,

Hindu Adoptions and Maintenance Act, 1956 (78 of 1956)

Hindu Disposition of Property Act, 1916 (15 of 1916)

Hindu Gains of Learning Act, 1930 (30 of 1930)

Hindu Inheritance (Removal of Disabilities) Act, 1928 (12 of 1928)

Hindu Marriage Act, 1955 (25 of 1955)

Hindu Marriages (Validation of Proceedings) Act, 1960 (19 of 1960)

Hindu Minority and Guardianship Act, 1956 (32 of 1956)

Hindu Succession Act, 1956 (30 of 1956) which govern the Hindu Undivided family. Please note that the list of these legislations are only illustrative and not exhaustive.

Tamilmani.R, Bangalore

This article needs to be cleaned-up.

The article on Hindu Undivided Family needs to be elaborated[edit]

Hindu Undivided Family [HUF] should be taken to a seperate article. Alternatively if the search command for Complex Family is given HUF also figure in the search results.

There are more than the social aspects of HUF, like the legal aspects. These needs to be covered. Even the social aspects may be elaborated. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 06:04, 13 March 2007 (UTC).

Time to call in an expert![edit]

I have no idea how to fix this, or how a non expert would (though I am new to WP). Maybe flag it as in need of expert attention? Thinboy00 21:53, 10 April 2007 (UTC)

Merger proposal[edit]

Hello all. I recently nominated extended family to be merged into this article. Please respond with either a merge or keep decision. Thank you. ʎɐʍɥbıɥɹɯ (ʞןɐʇ) 21:02, 19 June 2010 (UTC)

  • merge - the content of the two pages is similar enough to justify a merge. (talk) 15:43, 5 December 2010 (UTC)
  • merge - but which of the two would be the preferred title? Wiki-uk (talk) 04:34, 1 July 2011 (UTC)
The article Complex family has been merged to Extended family now. Wiki-uk (talk) 13:49, 5 July 2011 (UTC)