Social Policy and the family

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Communist Soviet Union- state undermined family in line with Marxist beliefs about family supporting capitalism, 1920s legislation encouraged equality of sexes and liberalized divorce and abortion laws; by 1930s state encouraging family life and women having children due to small population

Kibbutz in Israel- children seperated from parents, looked after by carers instead and parents visited daily- abandoned due to most preffering conventional family unit

Communist China- due to rapid population increase One Child Policy 1980, forced abortions; countryside two children allowed if first is gril- cultural traditions- caused aeging population and disproportionate male/female population- regulations relaxed in 2013

Murray argues underclass caused by: benefits allow lone mother families, fathers dont take responsiblilty for children so lack of role model, young unmarried women…


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