Sociology - Families and Household Revision

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Topic 1 Couples

The Domestic Divison of Labour

Talcott Parsons

  • In the traditional nuclear family, the roles of husband and wife are segregated into instrumental and expressive roles.
  • This is biological and is beneficially for men and women

Criticisms:

Young and Willmott

  • Men now take on a greater share of domestic tasks

Feminists

  • It is not biological and onnly benefits men
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