Conjugal Roles

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According to Top Sante Magazine, what do 9/10 women still do in the household?
Most household chores
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What does WIllmott & Young (1973) talk about and what does this mean?
Symmetrical families, meaning a sense of balance between the duties of the male and female in the home
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What do 7/10 women of working age have and what do 1/2 of mothers with a child under 5 do?
Have jobs and are in work
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According to Equal Opportunities Commission, what do 36% of couples say?
That the male is the main caregiver
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With women working more unsociable hours, what are men required to do?
Care for their children
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What factors are lessening the burden of domestic tasks for women?
Online delivery, Technology such as microwaves, Dining out & take-away food,
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What did Kultrane & Ishii-Kuntz (1992) find cause husbands to do more housework?
Delayed childbirth
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What could this be linked to?
Women who have careers often delay having children
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What di studies on cohabitating couples show?
They are more equal than married couples
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What did Brayfield (1992) find in dual career families?
Women had major responsibility over domestic tasks
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What did Rapoport & Rapoport (1970) find about career women?
They were still viewed by their partners and children as just "wives & mothers"
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What did Ann Oakley say about families?
"Just because couples do things jointly, it doesn't mean they do things equally"
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What did David Morley (1992) say?
"women see their home as a place of work, men a place of leisure"
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What did Arlie Hochschild find about full-time working mothers?
They spent 3 hours a day doing housework whilst their husbands spent the equivalent of 17 minutes
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What did Mansfield & Collard (1989) find when they studied new;y-weds?
Limited evidence of symmetry amongst younger couples
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What did Anthony Giddens (1992) say about women?
Women are increasingly seeking a 'haven in a heartless world through greater emotional & sexual openness
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What did Mansfield & Collard (1989) find about newly married wives?
They are deeply disappointed with the lack of emotional reciprocity in their marriages
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What did Mckee & Bell (1984) find about unemployed men?
They did even less domestic work than when they were in work
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What did Lydia Morris (1985) find from her sample?
Roles were subject to 'renegotiation' following male unemployment
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What did Stephen Edgell (1980) see decision-making as?
Unequal, with men making important decisions
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What does WIllmott & Young (1973) talk about and what does this mean?

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Symmetrical families, meaning a sense of balance between the duties of the male and female in the home

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What do 7/10 women of working age have and what do 1/2 of mothers with a child under 5 do?

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According to Equal Opportunities Commission, what do 36% of couples say?

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With women working more unsociable hours, what are men required to do?

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