The Domestic Division Of Labour

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Parsons: Instrumental and Expressive Role:

·         Traditional nuclear family, the role of the husbands and wives are segregated – separate and distinct from one another.

·         In Parsons’ (1955) model of the family, for example, there is a clear division of labour between the spouses:

Husband – Instrumental Role:

·         Geared towards achieving success at work, so he can provide for the family financially – Breadwinner.

Wife – Expressive Role:

·         Geared towards primary socialisation of


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