Beanpole Family, Definition(s) of

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"Long and thin in form as older generations live longer and affinal ties are weakened by divorce in the middle and younger generations" (Brannen & Nilsen).

"Vertical relationships within families have become more important especially in recent years in Britain, due both to increased possibilities and to greater necessity" (Brannen, Moss, & Mooney 2004).

Glossary Source: 

As defined by Brannen & Nilsen citing Bengston in Adulthood: Changing Concepts and Definitions entry. 

Brannen, J., Moss, P., & Mooney, A. (2004). Working and caring in the twentieth century: Change and continuity in our generation families. Basingstoke: Palgrave.