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Q: Explain the extent to which marital breakdown has impacted on the family.
Use two contrasting theories and relevant studies in your answer, (30 marks)

A: Sociologists have defined the family as `a group of persons directly linked by kin
connections, the adults of which take responsibility for caring for…

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increase in opportunities for women within marriage. The New Rights perspective was
introduced between the 1980's and 1990's. This perspective is similar to that of the
functionalist perspective, but has been extended. They believe the traditional family to be
under threat and that social problems such as alcoholosim are caused…

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