Women will be the head of the family and all other members, male or female, will be under her control. Mother will be fresh stock of descent and only female succeeds to the property. Few pockets in India practice such system (like Malabar).
B. Nuclear and Extended Families:
Consists of husband, wife and their children. It is autonomous. If any member of the family marries they become separate unit.
Several nucleus families merge into the extended families. It consists father, sons, their children, wives, unmarried daughter, son’s sons, son’s daughters etc.
C. Basis of Residence:
After marriage the wife goes to the husband’s home.
After marriage the husband goes to the wife’s home.
D. Basis of Plurality of Marriages:
Husband having many wives in a family.
Wife marrying and living with many men.
Husband having only one wife living.
E. Basis of Ancestry:
The lineage is through father.
The lineage is through mother.
F. Basis of in-Group and Out-Group Affiliation:
A family wherein the marriages are made among the kith and kin.
A family where the marriages are made from outside the family.