Changing gender roles in families

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  • Have Roles in Families Changed Since 1960s?
    • Roles Have Changed
      • Young and Willmott
        • Symmetrical family in Britain today
        • Decisions on spending money shared equally
          • Pahl also believed this
      • Gatrell
        • Fathers take more of a bigger role in children's lives
      • REASONS
        • Feminist
        • Contraception
        • Full-paid employment
    • Roles Haven't Changed
      • Crompton and Lyonette
        • Attitudes towards gender roles have changed but mens participation in housework has not.
      • Oakley
        • Study showed little evidence of symmetry
      • Feminist
        • Family life is still patriarchy. Men benefit from this, females lose out

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