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AS Sociology ­ The Family: Couples

The Domestic Division of Labour

Division of labour is a term given to the distribution of conjugal roles between partnerships within a
household. Traditionally, these are heterosexual partnerships, although there are a few studies
surrounding homosexual partnerships and the domestic division of labour.


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participated in any household chores, and that the average female does 77hours of housework per
week. She claims this is due to the industrialisation process, which caused segregation in the home.
Prior to this the family was a unit of production and so the females were an active part of…


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