Gender, power and the family

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Segregated conjugal roles- male is breadwinner, woman home maker, women spend time with female kin, men spend lesuire time away from home

Joint conjugal roles- men and women having equal roles within the family, more time spent together and less with own group of friends

Young and Wilmott- symetrical family with greater equality between men and women

Oackley, feminist- criticised symetrical family- found 15% of men contribute significantly to housework and 30% to childcare- NOT EQUAL

Men and women often give different accounts of equality within house- questions validity

On average men spend half an hour and woman an hour on cooking and washing up per day

Phal studied couples and found four types: Husband-controlled pooling, Wife-controlled pooling; Husband controlled, Wife controlled....Husband-controlled


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