Theories of the family - New Right

  • Political theorists/commentators- influential in the 80s/90s.

  • They have similar views on the family as functionalists- nuclear family= best for society.

  • They have a familial ideology- an idea of what the best family type is.

  • Children need both a male and female role model to be properly socialised.

  • Single parent families cost the state too much in benefits.

  • CHARLES MURRAY - breakdown of nuclear families and the


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