families and households

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what is instrumental and expressive role?
instrumental= male role (breadwinner) - expressive role= women role
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what is joint & segregated conjugal roles?
joint= both women and male share paid work, domestic chores and childcare - segregated conjugal roles= men and women have different roles in the family
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what is the symmetrical family
its more equal because of the change of women's position in society. e.g new tech, good standards of living and mobility
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what is the impact of paid work?
more equality and stability of money. gershuny says that wives who work more do less housework, = 73%
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what is the feminist view on housework?
it is is still unequal
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what is the march of progress view of housework?
becoming more equal
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what is the dual burden?
paid and unpaid work
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what is the triple shift?
paid, unpaid, emotional work
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what is pooling?
both partners in the relationship have a joint account which they can both access
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what is the meaning of money for the personal life perspective?
the meanings on what the couples give to who controls the money
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what is the western notion of childhood?
childhood is a special time and children are vulnerable so they cant make their own decisions
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what does postman suggest is happening to childhood?
disappearing at dazzling speed
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what is the evidence to support neil postman?
1. adult and child clothing is similar 2. children are committing adult crimes
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what does jenks suggest about childhood?
childhood is not disappearing
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what did sue palmer suggest about childhood?
its a toxic childhood
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reasons for the toxic childhood
lack of healthy food, no interaction with family and irregular sleeping patterns
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what is the conflict view of childhood?
there are inequalities among and between children
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what is age patriarchy?
inequalities between adults and children
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what are murdocks 4 essential functions of the nuclear family?
1. stable satisfaction of the sex drive 2. reproduction 3. economic 4. socialisation of the young
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what is parsons functional fit theory?
the nuclear family fits in today society for the actions if performs
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what is infant mortality?
the amount of infants that die before their first birthday
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why is their a decline in infant mortality rate?
better housing so their is less likely to be illnesses and their is better understanding of hygiene
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how were children an economic liability?
parents sent children out to work
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what is child centredness?
there are less births which means these few children are the focus in the family
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what is happening to the fertility rate?
decreasing as women are not having as many children
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what is the dependency ratio?
relationship between the size of the working population and the non working
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what does lower birth rate mean for public services?
less schools and health centres will need to be built
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what does the term death rate mean?
how many people die per 1000 of the population per year
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what are some reasons for the decline in death rate?
1. smoking and diet 2. improved nutrition 3. medical improvements
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how has life expectancy impacted on class, gender and regional differences?
women used to live longer than men but has changed as now women can go to work and then can smoke
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what are the effects of the ageing population?
old people now get more health care
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modern society and old age
excluded from paid work, so they are dependant on the state
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postmodern and old age
older stages of life are broken down as children are now in adult clothing
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what is immigration?
moving in to an area
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what is emigration?
moving out
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what is met migration?
difference between the numbers of moving in and moving out
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what is acceleration in terms of globalisation and migration?
speeding rate of migration
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what is differentiation in terms of globalisation and migration?
class differences between migrants
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what is feminisation of migration?
over half of global migrants are female
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what is transnational identities?
when you are constantly moving into countries back and fourth
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what is divorce?
legal ending of a marriage
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what does cohabiting mean?
a couple who live together and are in a sexual relationship but are not married
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why are more couples cohabiting?
marriage is expensive , dont need the status, urgency has decreased
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what is same marriage?
two people of the same gender can legally marry
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when was same sex marriage legalised?
13th march 2014
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why were same sex marriages legalised?
increased the amount of children being adopted
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what is a one person household?
one personal living alone
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why is there an increase of one person household?
people are marrying later, increase of divorce
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what does LAT stand for?
living alone together
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what is happening to marriage?
decreasing
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what is the new right?
men and women should take on traditional roles
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what is the welfare state policy?
setting up social security,national health service,free education,full employment
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what is the legalisation of abortion policy?
legalising abortions
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what is the divorce reform act?
a marriage can now end in divorce if you prove the relationship has broken down
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what is the children act?
duties to parents and local authorities to make sure children are safe
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what is the marital **** act?
**** within a marriage became a crime
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what is the child support agency policy?
a parent who does not live at home with child has to pay for support
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what is the civil partnership and homosexuality legalisation policy?
allows same sex to legally form a relationship
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what do functionalist think about policies?
policies help carry out functions more effectively e.g encouraging men to go to work
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what do the New Right think about policies?
criticise as it increases poverty
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what do New Labour think about policies?
strengthens marriage and family
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what do feminists think about policies?
reinforcing existing patriachy
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what do marxists think about policies?
do not see any progress
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