Families and Households Quick Fire Questions

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Suggest three ways in which childhood in non-industrial cultures often differs from childhood in the west.
children take responsibility/start work at an early age; less value is placed on children showing obedience to adult authority; children’s sexual behaviour is often viewed differently;
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Give two examples of parental neglect or indifference towards children in the Middle Ages.
parents giving a new born baby the name of a recently dead sibling; parents referring to the baby as ‘it’; parents forgetting how many children they had had.
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Why does Jenks think parents have become more fearful for their children's security?
As divorce has becomes much more common, generating feelings of insecurity, relationships with their children become more important as a source of adults’ identity and stability, so they become more fearful for their children’s security.
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Why are children less of an economic asset to their parents today than they were in the past?
Because laws restricting child labour and compulsory schooling exclude children from paid work.
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Give one example of class differences between children.
poor/lower-class children are more likely to be low birth-weight, suffer from hyperactivity/conduct disorders, die, suffer longstanding illness, be shorter, fall behind at school, be on the child protection register.
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What is age patriarchy?
Inequalities between adults and children; adult domination and child dependency.
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Give one disadvantage of seeing childhood from an 'adultist' viewpoint.
t sees children as only as ‘adults in the making’/‘socialisation projects’ for adults to shape and develop, not of interest in themselves but only for what they will become in the future.
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Give two examples of parental neglect or indifference towards children in the Middle Ages.

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parents giving a new born baby the name of a recently dead sibling; parents referring to the baby as ‘it’; parents forgetting how many children they had had.

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Why are children less of an economic asset to their parents today than they were in the past?

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Give one example of class differences between children.

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