AQA AS Sociology Revision Quiz (Families and Households)

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1. According to Parsons, which role do men perform?
2. What type of conjugal roles do symmetrical families involve?
3. Gershuny believes that men are more likely to do labour if their wives are in what type of employment? (full time, part
time or not working)
4. Give two examples of the commercialisation of housework
5. What do Ferri and Smith say about the impact of increased women in employment and the domestic division of Labour
6. Who said that women now take on a `triple shift' and what is it?
7. Identify two reasons why a `gender division of labour' continues to exist among many couples
8. What is meant by `gender scripts'?
9. Name one sociologist whose findings indicate that family resources are not shared equally
10. What reason do Pahl and Voger give for men having more power to influence family decision-making?
11. Suggest two reasons why domestic violence us not simply the behaviour of a few psychologically disturbed individuals
12. Suggest two reasons why there is a `dark figure' on domestic violence?
13. Indentify and explain two explanations of abuse
14. How does Elliot criticise the radical feminist explanation for abuse?
15. What kind of theory does Parton give for the explanation of child abuse?

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1. Explain what is meant by the `social construction of childhood'
2. What does Pilcher note as being the most important feature of the modern idea of childhood?
3. Name two ways Benedict argues that children in non industrial societies are treated differently from their modern
western counterparts
4. What does Ariès say about childhood in the Middle Ages?
5. How does Shorter explain the cause of different paternal attitudes compared to the Middle Ages?
6. How does Pollock criticise Ariès?
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Perspectives on the family:
1. What are the 4 functions of the family according to Murdock?
2. How do Marxists criticise Murdock?
3. What are the two functions of the family according to Parsons?
4. What type of family was dominant in pre-industrial society according to Parsons?
5. How does Laslett criticise Parsons?
6. According to Parsons, what two needs does industrial society have?
7. According to Marxists, what are the 3 functions of the family and who suggested them?
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1. How does women postponing having children affect birth rates?
2. Name three reasons for the decline in the birth rate
3. How do the changes in fertility affect the dependency ratio in the short and long term?
4. Name three reasons for the decline in the death rate
5. Name 3 reasons why many women today have their children at a later age than earlier generations
6. How has life expectancy changed over the past two centuries?
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Changing family patterns:
1. Name three reasons for the increase in divorce
2. Define the 3 types of marital breakdown
3. How has secularisation affected the increase in divorce rates?
4. What does Fletcher blame for the rising divorce rates?
5. How has the availability of welfare benefits affected the divorce rate?
6. How does Hochschild compare the home and work place for women and how does she claim this has led to a rising
divorce rate?
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Family diversity and the life course:
1. What type of family does New Right see as the best `fit'?
2. What family does Chester argue is becoming more dominant in modern society? What does this family type include?
3. What types of diversity do the Rapoports claim exist in modern society in the UK?
4. How do Postmodernists view modernist approaches?
5. Name one advantage that Postmodernists claim comes with greater diversity and choice
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Families and social policy:
1. Name two things that the Russian social policy included after the revolution of 1917
2. Identify two ways in which social policy measures then changed again with the threat of war with Nazi Germany
3. What does Wilson note about the One Child Policy in China?
4. What happens to those families who do not comply with the policy in China?
5. Name 3 things that the Nazi Germany social policy included
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