n. a family system that is organized into a single-parent household. The setup usually results from a divorce of separation of parents. Currently, the term is hardly ever used by social scientists due to its implication of a family being dysfunctional.

BROKEN HOME: "Growing up in a broken home does not necessarily mean that kids develop an emotional and psychological dysfunction."
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