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Families and Households
Theme 1
The Domestic Divison of Labour
Parsons: instrumental/expressive roles
Joint and Segregated Conjugal roles
The symmetrical Families
Feminist view of housework
Oakley: rise of the housewife role
Theme 2
The impact of paid work
Gershuny: trend towards equality
Commercialisation of housework
Dual Burden
Emotion work
Lesbian couples and gender scripts
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Theme 3
Resources and decision making in households
Paid work and decision making
Theme 4
Domestic Violence
Official Statistics
Radical Feminist explanation
Wilkinson: domestic violence inequality and stress
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Theme 1
Childhood as a social construct
The modern western notion of childhood
Cross cultural differences in childhood
Historical differences in childhood
Reasons for changes in the position of children
Theme 2
Has the position of children improved?
The march of progress
The conflict view
Inequalities among children
Inequalities between children and adults
Neglect and abuse
Controls over children's space
Controls over children's time
Controls over children's bodies
Controls over children's access to resources
Age patriarchy
Theme 3
The future of childhood
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The globalization of western childhood
Contradictory trends ­ the reconstruction of childhood.…read more

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Loss of functions
Primary socialisation/stabilization of adult personalities
Theme 2
The Marxist perspective on the family
Inheritance of property
Ideological functions
A Unit of consumption
Criticisms of the Marxist perspective
Theme 3
Feminist perspectives on the family
Liberal feminism
Marxist feminism
Radical feminism
Difference feminism
Criticism of perspectives on the family
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Theme 1
The total fertility rate
Reasons for the decline in the birth rate
Changes in the position of women
Decline in the infant mortality rate
Children have become an economic liability
Child centredness
Future trends in birth rates
Effects of changes in fertility
The family
The dependency ration
Public Services and policies
Theme 2
Reasons for the decline in the death rate
Improved nutrition
Medical improvements
Public health measures and environment improvements
Other social changes
Life expectancy
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