Families and households

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Parsons
Instrumental - geared towards success at work, he is the breadwinner
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Parsons
Expressive - taken by the wife, geared towards primary socialisation and emotional work
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Parsons
These differences are based on biological explanations.
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Elizabeth Bott
segregated conjugal roles - couples have seperate roles
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Elizabeth Bott
joint conjugal roles - couples share tasks (housework)
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Young and Willmott
(march of progress)
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Ann Oakley
(criticises Young and Willmott) claims that it is exaggerated, only 15% of husbands have high levels of housework participation
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Boulton
20% of husbands had a role in childcare - a father may only help with specific tasks
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Warde and Hetherington
sex typing of domestic tasks - wives 30 times more likely to do the washing while mn are four times more likely to have cleaned the car.
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Mee-Yee Kan
Income affects how much housework the woman does - for every £10,000 earned, they will do on average 2 hours less houseowrk per week
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Gershuny
Found that wives that work full time do less housewok, also couples whose parents were more equal were more likely to be so themselves
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Crompton
accepts gershuny, but explains it differentl. She states that as long as long term earnings remain unequal, so will houseowrk.
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Ferri and Smith
Evidence of the dual burden. found that fathers took on the main responsibility for childcare in fewer than 4% of occasions
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Hochschild
women are more likely than men to perform the emotional work of a household.
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Dunne
division of labour due to deeply ingrained gender scripts.
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Jeffrey Weeks
Same sex relationships offer greater possibilities of equality.
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Mirrlees-Black
6.6 million domestic assaults per year
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Dobash
examples of women being slapped beaten ***** or killed by their husbands
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Yearnshire
women suffer 35 assaults before making a report
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These differences are based on biological explanations.

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segregated conjugal roles - couples have seperate roles

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