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  • Family Diversity
    • The Symmetrical Famiy
      • Young and Willmott's idea that the family is now symmetrical
        • This means that: There is a joint divison of labour between the Man and the Woman
          • They both work and share the housework, they also spend their spare time together
            • Women have equality in the family with economical decisions
    • Family Types:
      • Reconstituted- two people from previous marriages and their children.
      • Cohabitation- an unmarried couple living together.
      • Lone-Parent- Parent and their children (normally headed by the woman
      • Same-sex- gay/lesbian family
      • Nuclear- traditional family, man woman and their children
      • Extended- wider kin (grandparents, aunties,uncles and cousins)
    • The New Right, dislike family diversity.
      • Family Types:
        • Reconstituted- two people from previous marriages and their children.
        • Cohabitation- an unmarried couple living together.
        • Lone-Parent- Parent and their children (normally headed by the woman
        • Same-sex- gay/lesbian family
        • Nuclear- traditional family, man woman and their children
        • Extended- wider kin (grandparents, aunties,uncles and cousins)
      • They believe that the nuclear family is the "natural"
        • The nuclear family provides the necessities that that other family types cant bring
      • Believe Divorce and the welfare state is to blame of the decline of the nuclear family.

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