Couples Quick Fire Q's

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Distinguish between instrumental and expressive roles.
The instrumental role is the breadwinner role. The expressive role involves primary socialisation of the children and meeting the family’s emotional needs.
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State two features of the symmetrical family.
The roles of husbands and wives are similar: women go out to work, while men help with housework and childcare.  Couples spend leisure time together instead of separately with workmates or female relatives. It is more common among: younger couples
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'Patriarchal norms shape gender roles in couples.' Is this a cultural or material explanation?
Cultural
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What reason does Edgell give for why men have more power to influence family decision making?
Because they earn more.
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Why according to Smart is control of money less of an issue in some same-sex couples?
Because some same-sex couples attach no importance to who controls the money and are happy to leave this to their partners. They do not see the control of money as meaning either equality or inequality in the relationship.
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Suggest two reasons why domestic violence is not simply the behaviour of a few psychologically disturbed individuals.
Domestic violence is far too widespread to be the behaviour of a few disturbed individuals. It does not occur randomly but follows particular social patterns with social causes.
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Identify two other groups apart from women who are at risk of domestic violence.
those in the lowest social classes; those living in the most deprived areas; those on low incomes or in financial difficulties; those living in shared and rented accommodation; those with high levels of alcohol consumption or using illegal drugs
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State two features of the symmetrical family.

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The roles of husbands and wives are similar: women go out to work, while men help with housework and childcare.  Couples spend leisure time together instead of separately with workmates or female relatives. It is more common among: younger couples

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'Patriarchal norms shape gender roles in couples.' Is this a cultural or material explanation?

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What reason does Edgell give for why men have more power to influence family decision making?

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Why according to Smart is control of money less of an issue in some same-sex couples?

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