The Family

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  • Created on: 08-05-18 10:28
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  • The Family
    • Purposes / Functions
      • Regulates sex
        • Gives people an appropriate place
      • Reproduction
        • Provides the support needed
      • Physical Care
        • Food / warmth etc
      • Economic Support
        • Wealth can be shared. Children require more.
      • Emotional Support
        • Members provide love and advice
      • A Place in Society
        • Social status and roles
          • Sense of belonging
      • Socialisation and Control
        • Teaches norms and values
        • Canalisation, manipulatio, sanctioning etc
          • Canalisation= Channel the child's interests using toys. usually gender identity.
          • Manipulation= Deter or encourage behaviour based on gender.
    • Stucture /  Types
      • Nuclear
        • Married couple and children
      • Extended
        • Includes aunts, uncles,  granparents and cousins
      • Reconstituted
        • Step families
      • Same-Sex
        • Where the couple/  parents are in a homosexual relationship
      • Boomerang
        • Children moved out from home then returned (eg after university)
      • Beanpole
        • One child in each generation. increasingly more common
      • Lone Parent
        • Single parent (widowed or separated) Usually the wife takes the children
    • Changes
      • Feminism
        • Encouraged women to reject tradition and focus on careers
      • Gay Rights Movement
        • 1967: Homo-sexuality legalised
          • 2002: Gay people allowed to adopt
            • 2005: Civil Partnership Legalised
              • 2007: Illegal to discriminate against gay people
                • 2013: Gy Marriage legalised by the Conservative Party
      • Divorce
        • Divorse Reform Act (1969) makes it easier
      • Secularisation
        • People less worried about conforming to Christian beliefs
      • Cohabitation
        • More common to not marry
      • Multi-culturalism
        • Family norms have been introduced
      • Serial Monogamy
        • People are less likely to remain in a relationship if they are unhappy
    • How is it effected by class?
      • Middle and  Upper Class
        • Delay marriage and children for life experiences eg travel
        • Less likely to have unplanned pregancies
        • More likely to have kids when older
        • More likely to live away from parents
      • The Working Class
        • Live nearer to parents / vextended family
        • Get married and have kids earlier
        • Form lone-parent and reconstituted families

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