1) Domestic division of labour

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Talcott Parsons (1955) 

In Talcott Parsons functionalist model of the family there is a clear division of labour between husband and wife, the husband is said to have an instrumental role geared towards achieving success at work so he can provide for his family whereas the wife has an expressive role geared towards primary socialisation of the children and meeting the family's emotional needs. 


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