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Table 11

Table 11:
A tripartite outline of the family models in Western Europe.

  Le Play's neo /
Bott's internal
role set
Size & density of
social network
Predominance among
strong ties

Atlantic pattern Unstable family Symmetrical family Large, loose-knit network of strong ties Many neighbours & friends (bridge towards weak ties)
Latin pattern Stem-family Asymmetrical family Small, close knit network of strong ties Kinship predominance (family-firm)
Mediterranean pattern Unstable family Asymmetrical family Small, close Knit network of strong ties Encapsulated in kinship (families alliance, 'Asabiyyah)


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Kinship, Family and Social Network: The anthropological embedment of fertility change in Southern Europe
Giuseppe A. Micheli
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