past exam questions for families and households

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Jan 13

06 Explain what is meant by the ‘nuclear’ family (Item 2B). (2 marks)

0 7 Suggest two reasons for the fall in the infant mortality rate, apart from that 

mentioned in Item 2A. (4 marks)

0 8 Identify three ways in which adults may control the activities of children. (6 marks)

0 9 Examine Marxist views of the role of the family. (24 marks)

1 0 Using material from Item 2B and elsewhere, assess the view that there is greater 

diversity of family types and lifestyles today. (24 marks)

Jun 12

0 6 Explain what is meant by the ‘matrifocal family’ (Item 2A). (2 marks)

0 7 Suggest two reasons for the decline in the number of first marriages over the past 

40 years or so, apart from those referred to in Item 2A. (4 marks)

0 8 Suggest three effects on society of an ageing population. (6 marks)

0 9 Examine different sociological views on changes in the experience of childhood in the 

past 50 years or

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