Welfare Benefits

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Welfare Benefits
Affect the family
Functionalists support this
It helps to support the family in performing its many functions
Such as providing financial security for children
Welfare payments make a positive contribution to family life helping to run
smoothly without financial concerns
Therefore parents can focus on nurturing and socialising their children into the
norms and values of society
Murdock support welfare payments
It supports the family in performing its economic function through financial aid
Argued that the family performs four main functions: sexual, reproduction,
economic and education
State policies assist all these
New Right, Murray, is critical of welfare payments
Argues that it encourages teens to become pregnant so that they could receive
housing and state benefits


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