Social policy and the family revision

Including:

  • Conservative government & their social policy in relation to the family
  • Labour policy & their social policy in relation to the family
  • Lewis details of positive labour actions on the family
  • Criticisms of labour - Nanny state
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AS Sociology 24th April 2010
Families & Households Revision



SOCIAL POLICY AND THE FAMILY

CONSERVATIVE POLICY

John Major Government: Had a clear preference for the nuclear family. Single
parents were targeted
The supporting of traditional family values was quickly `brushed under the carpet'
when it was revealed many cabinet ministers…

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AS Sociology 24th April 2010
Families & Households Revision




LEWIS ­ LABOUR

Labour has invested in subsidies for nursery childcare
Lengthened maternity care from 14 weeks to 9 months
Almost doubled maternity pay
Introduced flexible working patterns



CRITICISM OF LABOUR POLICIES ­ NANNY STATE

Increased influence of the state on…

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