conjugal family

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Noun1.conjugal family - a family consisting of parents and their children and grandparents of a marital partner
family, household, menage, home, house - a social unit living together; "he moved his family to Virginia"; "It was a good Christian household"; "I waited until the whole house was asleep"; "the teacher asked how many people made up his home"
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This newly created conjugal family offers an alternative to the original family for Elizabeth.
While Mill left largely unexamined the question of who will do the housework and care for the children if both sexes work, Engels "cuts the Gordian knot" by suggesting that such tasks become "public activities" and that the conjugal family accordingly should be abolished, at least as an economic unit.
Working from Roman funerary texts, Saller and Shaw could show the clear prevalence of the nuclear family, but they emphasised elements of conjugal family units in composite texts, which Huebner would rather count as evidence of extended or multiple family households.