Couples

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  • COUPLES
    • The domestic division of labour
      • Parsons
        • The husband has an instrumental role
        • The wife has an expressive role
        • Criticisms
          • Men are taking a greater share of domestic tasks, wives are earning more wages
          • Feminists: Labour only benefits men
      • Bott
        • Segregated conjugal roles
        • Joint conjugal roles
      • Willmott and Young
        • Men help with housework and childcare
        • Women go to work
        • Couples spend leisure time together
        • Changes in women's position
        • Geographical mobility
        • New Technology
        • Higher standards of living
    • Resources and decision-making in households
      • Barett/McIntosh
        • Men gain more than women
        • Financial support is unpredictable
        • Men make most decisions
      • Money Management
        • Pahl/Vogler
          • The allowance system
          • Pooling
      • Decision Making
        • Edgell
          • Very Important decisions
            • Finance
            • Job
          • Important decisions
            • Education
            • Holidays
          • Less important decisions
            • Home
            • Food
    • Are couples becoming more equal?
      • The impact of paid work
      • The march of progress
        • Willmott and Young
      • Responsibility for children
        • Boulton
          • Ferri and Smith
          • Dex and Ward
          • Braun/Vincent/Ball
      • Hochschild
        • Emotion work/Triple shift
      • 'Quality Time'
      • Gender division of labour
        • Cultural/Ideological explanation
          • Gershuny
          • Man Yee Kan
          • The British Social Attitudes survey
          • Gillian Dunne
        • Material/Economic explanation
          • Kan
          • Arber/Ginn
          • Ramos
          • Sullivan
    • Domestic Violence
      • Domestic Violence is far too widespread
      • Domestic violence does not occur randomly
      • Stats
        • Victims unwilling to report
        • Explanations
          • The radical feminist explanation
          • The materialist explanation
        • Cheal
          • Family is a private sphere
          • Family is a good thing
          • Individuals are free agents
      • Evaluation
        • Young women
        • Lower social classes
        • Low incomes
        • Shared/Rented accommodations
        • High levels of drugs or alcohol
        • Long-term illness
  • Willmott and Young
    • Men help with housework and childcare
    • Women go to work
    • Couples spend leisure time together
    • Changes in women's position
    • Geographical mobility
    • New Technology
    • Higher standards of living

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