SCLY1 - Couples Exam Questions

Answers to the following questions;

1. Explain what is meant by the term 'triple shift'

2. Identify two reasons why a 'gender division of labout' continues to exist among couples

3. Suggest three reasons why the symmetrical family may have become more common over the last century

4. Using material from Item 2B and elsewhere, assess the view that gender roles and relationships have become more equal in modern life

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Practise Exam Questions: Couples

1. Explain what is meant by the term "triple shift"?

When someone (usually women) does:
Emotional work
House work and
Paid work

2. Identify two reasons why a `gender division of labour' continues to exist among couples.

A gender division of labour continues to exist among…

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such as nursing, secretarial work or childcare going against the view that gender roles and relationships
have become more equal in modern day life.

Item 2B suggests that families including women who work have a much more equal family household. This
is verifiable in Young and Willmott's 1970's study of…

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