Is patriarchy relevant in understanding families?
What is the family? Is it universal?
Why do people marry?
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arguably argued assumption became become biological biological reproduction birth control changes child childcare classes co-residence coitus interruptus common concept contemporary society couple crisis crucial daughters decline defined definition dependent divorce domestic labour E. A. Wrigley earlier economic eighteenth century family household family ideology father fear female feminist fictive kinship gender girls groups growth heterosexual homosexuality housework husband ideal illegitimacy important incest increasing increasingly individuals kinship labour power legislation live London male marriage married couple marry means meant middle middle-class modern industrial society moral mother motherhood nineteenth century notion nuclear family organised parents particularly past patriarchal authority patriarchal household patriarchal ideology perceived political population pre-industrial society problem proletarianisation relative religious reproduction responsibility result sectors seen servants siblings social social class status survival tion universal Victorian wage labour widows wife and children wives woman women and children working-class young