Talcott Parson

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    • Domestic Division of labour
      • Instrumental
        • achieving success in work
        • provide financially
        • breadwinner
      • Expressive
        • primary socialisation children
        • family's emotional needs
        • fulltime housewife
      • Biological Difference
      • "beneficial to both"
      • Feminists
        • not natural
        • Only benefical to men
      • Young + Willmott
        • men now take greater share of domestic tasks
    • Functions of the family 'Functional Fit'
      • Nuclear 'irreducible functions'
        • Stabilisation of adult personalities
        • Socialisation of children
        • dominant in modern
          • meets needs
            • geographically and socially mobile workforce
      • Extended
        • dominant before industrialisation
          • leave town search better live
            • transport developing
          • factories opened
        • educational
        • healthcare
        • justice
        • economic

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