Different Types of Family
Nuclear Family - Most traditional type of family. Includes: mother, father and dependant kid(s). Known as "Cereal Packet Family"
Extended or 'Beanpole' Family - Parents and children along with: grandparents = vertically extrended. Aunts and uncles = horizontally extended.
Lone Parent Family - One parent who looks after the child(ren).
Same Sex Family - Gay or lesbian adopting a child.
Reconstituted or Step Family - Remarriaging couples who bring their children together.
Empty nest Family - When the children have grow up and left their parents' household.
Symmetrical Conjugal Roles (Young and Wilmott)
- Idea that both men + women contribute to work at home
- Feminists criticise - glory jobs, men work "say they do"
- "long hours culture" and implications for men
- Development within home -eg- dishwasher
House husband - Stay at home taking care of the children - 1990s - media - "New Man"
"New Man" - Shares housework and childcare equally with partner - not necessary full time like househusband.
Division of Labour - Traditional roles with family: Father = "Breadwinner". Mother = "Housemaker" (less clear)
Segregated Conjugal Roles - Traditional jobs done with the home: Men = gardening, DIY etc. Women = cleaning, cooking.
"Double Burden" - Women who have to balance work and being a "housemaker" ("Triple Shift")