Fictive kinship relations in black extended families

L. M. Chatters, R. J. Taylor, Rukmalie Thalani Jayakody

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Abstract

Demographic correlates of whether an extended family has incorporated a fictive kin relative was examined among a national sample of black adults. Fictive kin are defined as persons who are treated like a relative but who are not related by blood or marriage. Two out of three respondents indicated there was someone in their family who was regarded as a fictive kin. Multivariate analysis revealed that gender, age, education and region were all significantly associated with the probability that a family would incorporate fictive kin members. These findings are discussed in relation to previous work on fictive kinship relationships.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)297-312+iii
JournalJournal of Comparative Family Studies
Volume25
Issue number3
StatePublished - Dec 1 1994

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  • Anthropology
  • Sociology and Political Science

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Chatters, L. M. ; Taylor, R. J. ; Jayakody, Rukmalie Thalani. / Fictive kinship relations in black extended families. In: Journal of Comparative Family Studies. 1994 ; Vol. 25, No. 3. pp. 297-312+iii.
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In: Journal of Comparative Family Studies, Vol. 25, No. 3, 01.12.1994, p. 297-312+iii.

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