By Department of Economic and Social Affairs
HIV and AIDS take a profound toll on households. whilst a friend turns into ill or dies, all people within the relatives suffers. In 2001, the United countries basic meeting distinct consultation on HIV/AIDS well-known the real function performed through the family members in prevention, care and help. This booklet addresses the problems and demanding situations of HIV/AIDS from a relatives viewpoint, utilizing details and information from sub-Saharan Africa.
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In most developing countries multiple-person nonfamily households are uncommon and need not be taken into account in estimating family households. Family structures defined according to childcare considerations provide a useful indicator of situations in which one or both parents have died, or in which the child lives with another family in the network in order to obtain an education or acquire specific skills andor training. (a) Family structures based on the family household Household-based family structures include the following: Nuclear families: legal marital unions, common-law unions, visiting unions (stable), single parents, and families reconstituted as a result of remarriage after death or divorce; Enlarged, extended and multiple-family households: vertical households (stem family), horizontal households (extended family of siblings), combinations of the above or multiple-family-relation households (including kinship and tribal arrangements whereby family members share a common compound), and polygamous households.
The relationship component is largely defined by a combination of demographic variables and cultural characteristics that articulate levels of kinship, particularly in traditional societies. In urban settings, and especially in industrialized societies with a plurality of cultures, the relationship component of family capital is either defined by the family itself-at a minimum identified as the nuclear family but more often as the multigenerational nuclear fami1y-a established by the particular culture within the plural society.
Such networks are extended through marriage, and may be attenuated by divorce. They may be characterized in the same manner as extended families, that is, as horizontal, vertical, or a combination of the two, or even as part of a polygamous system. In their horizontal dimension they are seen in terms of siblings and cousins, and vertically in terms of parents, offspring, uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, and other relatives at least one generation removed. Included among family network indicators might be estimates of surviving siblings and of the survivorship of parents and parents' siblings.
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