Nuclear family universals: fact and faith in the acceptance of an idea

Journal of Comparative Family Studies Vol/Iss. 6 Published In Pages: 125-138
By Hendrix, Lewellyn


This paper examines Murdock's (1949) definitions and data pertaining to the universal functions of the nuclear family. The author asserts that Murdocks definitions and data are faulty and finds that Murdock's claims regarding the universality of nuclear families are unsupported.

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