husbands and wives

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  • Husbands and Wives
    • 1. Housework
      • Conjugal roles
        • Wilmott and Young - m/c men contribute
          • Housework = shared
      • Feminists (Oakley) - segregated / W&Y overestimate contribution
        • E.g. cook, clean, care
    • 2. Childcare
      • Rise of the new man
        • Burghes -  greater contribution to childcare burden
          • E.g. David beckham
      • Feminists (Warin and Dex) - primary child carer
        • E.g. time off work to care for child
    • 3. Decision making
      • Pahl - decisions in the family  are split
        • Men still have control over the family
      • Opportunity to join workforce / economically independent
        • Leighton - main wage earner = main decision maker
    • 4. Power
      • Domestic Violence
        • Dobash and Dobash - DV problem in modern britain
          • Inequality in power
      • Sex discrimination act - rights in the family
        • E.g. equality - decisions / control
          • Equal relationships

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