A comparittive view
Nazi- gave incentives - motherhood medals; they wanted a large population; any deformed child however was killed and the mother was sterelised (aryian race)
China- One child policy; they want to decrease the population; couples sign the agreement; if they have 2 children or more they loose their benefits and the tax goes up.
Policies which affect the family:
Child benefit- It was universal until now; the most common etc..
tax- diffent types; different amounts; rising up
Adoption- v. strict; commitment for life;
Divorce- must go to courts; prenups; consent of both people
Marriage; 16-17 must ask consent. 18+ dont need consent; you need to sign the register to legally be married
Policies which can affect people:
Abortion- must do it before 24 wks
Contreception- no sex before 16; no homosexual sex before 18; can buy in almost any supermarket including the emergnecy.
Compulsary eductation- enables parents to go out to work; free childminding service; contredicts the nuclear family
Care in the communtiy- family helping OAPs; but also include NHS and schools
Funtionalists- they believe that family polcies are beneficial to all the family and the state acts in the best interest of the family, Consequence? = the new right argue that it weakens the family self dependence and that its too relient on the government - A dependency culture.A perverse incentive- something wich appears to be beneficial actually has the opposite effect e.g. spoiling kids- Charles Murray. THIS IS ALSO A CRITICISM! But feminists also argure that Men benefit from this than anyone else in the family.
New Right- They think that…