NEW LABOUR POLICIES

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  • NEW LABOUR POLICIES (1997-2010)
    • INTRODUCED CIVIL PARTNERSHIP ACT 2005
      • decrease in birth rates
      • functionalists & new right disagree
      • post modernists agree
    • INTRODUED PAID PATERNITY LEAVE, MATERNITY PAY DOUBLED
      • decrease infant mortality
      • increase migration
      • domestic division of labour more equal
      • feminists agree as more equal, however disagree as reinforces women as carers
    • ALLOW ANY TYPE OF COHABITING COUPLE TO ADOPT
    • 'NEW DEAL' HELPED MORE SINGLE PARENTS WORK
    • INCREASED CHILD BENEFIT PAYMENTS
      • new right argue could cause increase in lone parents
    • TAX CREDITS
      • more single parents can work
    • WORKING FAMILY TAX CREDITS
      • allowed parents to combine paid work with domestic responsibilities

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