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What roles does Parsons (1955) identify?
Instrumental and Expressive roles.
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What roles does Bott (1957) identify?
Segregated conjugal and Joint conjugal roles.
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Why do Young and Willmott (1973) see a long term trend towards the symmetrical family?
Most Women now go out to work, Men help with the childcare and housework and couples spend their leisure time together.
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Why do feminists reject the march of progress view?
They see the family as patriachal (male dominated) not symmetrical or equal.
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What does Oakley (1974) argue?
Oakley argues that the housewife is the primary role for Women. It is the result of industrialisation which led to the separation of paid work from the home. So women are excluded from the workforce and the housewife is socially constructed.
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What did Oakley find no evidence of?
Symmetry in domestic labour. There is no 'new man'.
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What does Boulton (1983) argue?
That we need to look at who is responsible for tasks, not just who performs them. The wife is seen as responsible for children's welfare, even when men 'help'. Less than one in five husbands took a major part in childcare.
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What did Gershuny find?
Men whose wives worked full-time did more domestic tasks when women are in paid work but they still did just 27%, however couples are gradually adapting to women working full-time which is called 'lagged adaption'
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What can couples now do to decrease amount of domestic labour needed?
Couples can buy in goods and service e.g. ready meals, nurseries, cleaners etc.
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What does Schor (1993) argue?
Being able to buy in goods and services has lead to the 'death of the housewife role'- but for the better
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What is the Dual Burden?
Women in paid work hasn't led to equality, but simply to the dual burden of paid work plus domestic work.
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What did Ferris and Smith (1996) argue?
Women working has had little impact on the division of labour - under 4% of Fathers were the main child-carer.
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What did Duncombe and Marsden argue about the triple shift?
Women were not only to carry a dual burden, but a triple shift: emotion work, domestic labour and paid work.
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What does Dunne (1999) argue?
She studied 37 lesbian couple with children and found a more equal division of labour.
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What did Kempson (1994) find?
Women in low-income families denied their own needs to make ends meet. But even in households with adequate incomes, resources are often shared unequally, leaving women in poverty.
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What 2 types of control over family income did Pahl and Vogler (1993) identify?
The allowance system and Pooling.
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What did Edgell (1980) find when studying decision making among professional couples where both partners work full-time?
Very important decisions were taken either by the husband alone or him having the final say. Important decisions were taken jointly. Less important decisions were taken by the wife
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What are the two main explanations for inequalities in decision making?
Economic (Women are economically dependent, so they have less say) and Patriarchal socialisation (feminists argue this)
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How many assaults did British Crime Survey (BCS) estimate per year?
6.6 million per year.
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How many women are assaulted by their partner at some time according to BCS?
1 in 4 women. However these aren't all recorded.
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What is under-reporting?
Domestic violence is the violent crime least likely to be reported to the police.
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What did Yearnshire (1997) find?
That on average a woman suffers 35 assaults before reporting abuse.
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What is under-recording?
Police are unwilling to record, investigate or prosecute domestic violence because they are reluctant to become involved in the 'private sphere' of the family.
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How do radical feminists see domestic violence?
The result of patriarchy.
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What does domestic violence enable men to do?
Control women.
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What also explains why the state fail to take domestic violence seriously?
The fact that Men dominate the state.
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What did Dobash and Dobash find?
They found violence was triggered when husbands felt their authority was being challenged. They concluded that marriage legitimates violence by giving power to men.
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