Sociology Family Social Policies

HideShow resource information
  • Created by: percycha
  • Created on: 12-03-16 09:42
View mindmap
  • Social Policies
    • Right Wing - The nuclear family is ideal and other family structures are inadequate they believe that the education system should play a limited role in families.
    • Conservative (New Right)
      • Policies stressed the importance of the nuclear family
      • The right to but council house schemes were brought in meaning these were more privately owned
      • House prices were rises making it hard for poorer people to buy houses.
      • CHILD SUPPORT - set up to make fathers pay maintenance for their children discouraging children outside of marriage
      • CHILDCARE - fails to introduce affordable childcare assuming woman would stay at home
      • MARRIED PERSON ALLOWANCE - married tax benefits and welfare benefits to those who were married
      • ELDERLY CARE - privatised meaning poorer families woman has to stay at home.
    • Left Wing - alternative family structures is equally successful and the state should play a large role in the family.
    • New Labour 1997 - 2010
      • More generous maternity pay and leave plus paternity leave.
      • Free child care for 2 and 2.5 year olds.
      • Flexible working arrangements
      • Help for lone parents to get into work
      • Help for elderly with winter fuel payments
      • Adoption act which allows same sex adoption
    • Coalition Government 2010-2015
      • Marriage Tax allowance
      • Legal aid budget
      • Child benefit means tested
      • Universal credit introduced instead of various benefits
      • Troubled families programme
    • Main Policies
      • 1967 - Abortion act
      • 1969 - Divorce reform act
      • 1976 - domestic violence act
      • 1993 - child support act
      • 1994 - Marital rape out loured
      • 2004 - Adoption and child act
      • 2003 - employment act introduced
      • 2005 - Civil Partnership act
      • 2014 - Gay marriage act

Comments

No comments have yet been made

Similar Sociology resources:

See all Sociology resources »See all Families and households resources »