Matrifocality

Definition: Matrifocality is a concept referring to households that consist of one or more adult women and their children without the presence of fathers. Single-parent families headed by women, for example, are matrifocal since they day-to-day life of the family is organized around the mother.

Examples: Single-parent families headed by women are matrifocal since they day-to-day life of the family is organized around the mother.

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Crossman, Ashley. "Matrifocality." ThoughtCo, Mar. 3, 2016, thoughtco.com/matrifocality-3026403. Crossman, Ashley. (2016, March 3). Matrifocality. Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/matrifocality-3026403 Crossman, Ashley. "Matrifocality." ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/matrifocality-3026403 (accessed May 26, 2018).