Families and Social Policy Sociologists

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Fletcher
Welfare state helps the family to function more effectively
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Murray
Welfare is a perverse incentive - fathers will not provide for children if the state does, providing houses for unmarried teen mothers encourages pregnancy, lone parent families cause boys to grow up without father figures
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Land
Social policy assume that the patriarchal nuclear family is the dominant type
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Leach
Social policy follows the 'cereal packet norm' - patriarchal nuclear family that is seen on cereal packets.
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Drew
Two kinds of social policy - familistic gender regimes (assume husband work and women stay at home), individualistic gender regimes (assume that each family is different, and everyone is an individual)
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Donzelot
Social policy is a form of state power over families; professionals observe and watch families, poor families are more likely to be seen as 'problem families'
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Welfare is a perverse incentive - fathers will not provide for children if the state does, providing houses for unmarried teen mothers encourages pregnancy, lone parent families cause boys to grow up without father figures

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Social policy follows the 'cereal packet norm' - patriarchal nuclear family that is seen on cereal packets.

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Two kinds of social policy - familistic gender regimes (assume husband work and women stay at home), individualistic gender regimes (assume that each family is different, and everyone is an individual)

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