Families and social policy- who said what?

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Low levels of state pensions shows that the state maintains nonprofitable people at the lowest possible cost
Marxists
1 of 15
Policies help families perform their functions more effectively and have better lives
Functionalists
2 of 15
Policies are negative, encouraging a dependency culture
New Right
3 of 15
Social policies are important in the social construction of family roles and relationships which mainly benefits men
Feminists
4 of 15
Changed adoption laws to give cohabiting or homosexual couples the same rights to adopt like married heterosexual couples
New Labour
5 of 15
Improvements such as pensions and free healthcare were only won through a struggle for concessions, and can easily be lost
Marxists
6 of 15
Entitlement for maternity leave is more generous than for paternity, encouraging the idea women are responsible for childcare
Feminists
7 of 15
Offers means-tested antipoverty benefits such as the Working Families Tax Credit
New Labour
8 of 15
The introduction of health, education and housing policies since the industrial revolution has led to a more supportive welfare state
Functionalists (Ronald Fletcher)
9 of 15
Social policy is a form of state power- doctors, social workers and health visitors use their knowledge to control and change families
Donzelot
10 of 15
Had welfare, taxation and minimum wage policies aimed at removing child poverty through redistribution through higher benefits
New Labour
11 of 15
Social policy must be changed, including cuts in welfare spending and tighter benefit restrictions
New Right
12 of 15
Courts assume women, as the 'natural' child carer, should get custody in cases
Feminists
13 of 15
Criticises policies such as overgenerous welfare benefits and council housing being given to teenage mothers, as well as cash payments for lone parents- these encourage family diversity
New Right
14 of 15
Workers that own nothing but their labour power must sell this to employers for wages worth less than their work is. This enables exploitation and conflict
Marxists
15 of 15

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Functionalists

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Policies help families perform their functions more effectively and have better lives

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Feminists

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