Caribbean Childcare Legislation

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What is the term for a family structure where the mother is the central authority figure?

Matriarchal

What is the primary difference between a legal marriage and a common-law or consensual union?

Legal recognition

What is the term for a family structure where a couple lives together but is not married?

Common-law union

What is the term for a family structure where older children look after younger siblings and parents are absent?

Sibling household

In the Caribbean, what type of unions do not have equal rights?

Common-law unions

What is the term for a family structure where grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins live with the nuclear family?

Extended family

What is the term for a family structure where children live with one parent following divorce or separation?

Single-parent family

What type of family structure is characterized by a central male authority figure?

Patriarchal

What is the term for a union where a couple has sexual relations but does not live together?

Visiting relationship

What type of marriages are common in the Caribbean?

Monogamous

Test your knowledge of childcare laws in Caribbean countries, including the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Family Law Act. Learn about the rights and protections of children under 18, as well as legal arrangements following divorce or separation.

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