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Examine ways in which laws and social
policies affect family life (24 marks)

The actions and policies of governments can sometimes have profound effects on families and
their members.

Functionalists see the state as acting in the interests of society in which help families perform their
functions more effectively. An…

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capitalism for example the low income of pensions for the elderly, they are `maintained' at the
lowest cost. This may affect family life as an elderly person may need a lot more support due to
such a low income the pension provides. Donzelot uses Foucalts concept of surveillance, who sees…




Hi, what mark did you get for this? thanks 



It was close to top marks, I got an A* in my exam if that helps :) wishing you luck 

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