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Families and Households
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Topic 1: What is meant by the Identify two criticisms of the Assess the view that family benefits all
Functions of the term `primary functionalist perspective. members of society.
Family socialisation'?
Identify two criticisms of the Assess the contribution of functionalism to
Marxist perspective. our understanding of families and households
What is meant by the
term `nuclear family'?
Identify two criticisms of the
feminist perspective.
What is meant by the
term `patriarchy'?
Suggest 2/3 functions of the
family.
What is meant by the
term `consensus'?
Assess the view that the nuclear family exists
primarily to benefit the powerful rather than
society as a whole.
Suggest 2/3 Marxists functions
of the family.
Topic 2: What is meant by the Identify 2/3 reasons the family Examine the patterns and reasons for
Roles and term `conjugal role'? has become more symmetrical. domestic violence in society.
Relationships

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What is meant by the Identify 2/3 reasons for Assess the view that roles and relationships
term `symmetrical domestic violence among couples are becoming more equal.
family'?
Assess the view that it still makes sense to
talk about the patriarchal family.
What is meant by the Suggest 2/3 weaknesses of
term `expressive role'? the symmetrical family.
What is meant by the Identify 2/3 ways the family is
term `instrumental role'? more symmetrical.…read more

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What is meant by the Suggest 2/3 examples of the
term `March of commercialisation of
Progress'? housework.
Topic 3: What is meant by `serial Identify 2/3 ways for the trend Examine the changing patterns in the U.K.
Changing Family monogamy'? towards women getting since the 1970's.
Patterns married later.
Assess the view that the nuclear family is no
longer the norm.
Suggest 3 reasons for the
increase in the number of
divorces.
Identify 2 reasons for the
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Identify 3 social policies against
family diversity.
Topic 5: What is meant by the Suggests 2/3 reasons for the Examine the trends in births and deaths in the
Demography term `demography'? changes in births/deaths/family U.K. since 1900.
size.
Examine trends in deaths and family size since
1900.
Examine trends in births and family size since
1900.
Topic 6: What is meant by `social Suggest 2/3 reasons for the Examine the way childhood is said to be
Childhood construct'? rise of the `western child'? socially constructed.…read more

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