Unit 1 Sociology AQA Familes and Household's

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Includes information and sociologists on;

functionalists

marxists

new right

social policies around the world

feminists

birth rate

death rate

aging population

migration

domestic violence

different roles in the home (expressive and instrumental)

belief that roles are more equal

belief that roles are not more equal

who makes decisions in the home?

divorce

marriage

child bearing

ethnic differences

western view on childhood

historical differences

western view on childhood

historical differences

reasons fot he changing position of children

march of progress view for children

conflict view

future of childhood

key words

past papers

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SOCIOLOGY
UNIT 1 AS
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CONTENTS

Page 3 Functionalists
Page 4 Marxists
Page 5 New Right
Page 6 Social Policies Around the World
Page 7 Feminists
Page 8 Birth Rate
Page 9 Death Rate
Page 10 Aging Population
Page 11 Migration
Page 12 Domestic Violence
Page 13 Different Roles in the Home
Page 14 Roles…

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FUNCTIONALIST;
See society as built on consensus and see the state as acting in interests of
society and the policies being good for all, helping family's function effectively.

Murdock- Says that the nuclear family is performed all across the world, and
that four vital functions are performed within each family;…

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MARXIST;

Believes that society is based on class conflict, that the working class gets
payed the lowest wages as possible to ensure and maximize the profits of the
upper class (capitalists) No march of progress.

Engles- Says that the nuclear family Is the best form, as it is essential for…

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NEW RIGHT THEORY;
Social policies should avoid doing anything that undermines the nuclear
family. They criticise many existing policies including welfare benefits and
council housing as they offer incentives and a create a dependency culture.
They want cuts or complete abolishment of benefits, allowing taxes to be
reduced, and reducing…

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SOCIAL POLICIES AROUND THE WORLD;

China- Have a one-child policy, this will help the family get extra benefits and
education priority. However people who break this law of having more than
one child get a fine. This caused an abortion of baby girls, which will curb the
population growth.

Russian…

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FEMINISTS;
Marxist Feminists;
Believe that the exploitation of women is essential for capitalism;
1. Reproduce the labor force
2. Women are a cheap reserve army of labor
3. Absorb anger that otherwise would be aimed at capitalism

. Benston- Demonstrated how women's domestic labor supports capitalism, as
she is unpaid…

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BIRTH RATE;
Birth Rate- Average number of live births per 1000 of the population
Total Fertility Rate- Average number of births a woman is expected to have
in her fertile years

Changes in the Birth Rate- It has been a decline since the 1900's, apart from
the `baby blooms' after…

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DEATH RATE;
Death rate- the average number of deaths per 1000 of the population

Changes in Death rate- Has remained fairly stable since the 1900's. Except
from the fluctuations including the 2 world wards, and the influenza epidemic
in 1918. Ever since it has fallen since.

Reasons for the Decline…

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AGEING POPULATION;
Why is it increasing? Because there is an increase in life expectancy and a
decrease in infant mortality (when children don't survive past the age of 1)

The effects of the aging population;
. Public services- The older people consume a larger proportion of services
such as health…

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