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What is the instrumental role according to Parsons?
Husband has instrumental role. He is the 'breadwinner' and has to do well at work to provide financially for the family.
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What is the expressive role according to Parsons?
The woman has the expressive role and is in charge of the primary socialisation of the children, meeting the family's emotional needs. She is the homemaker, full-time housewife and not a wage earner.
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Criticisms of Parsons intrumental and expressive roles
Young and Willmott say men now share more domestic tasks. Feminists reject Parsons' view that the divisin is natural, as it only benefits men.
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Why is there a divison of labour, according to Parsons?
He said it was based on biological differences with women 'naturally' suited to nurturing and men more suited to providing. New Right also have this view.
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What are segregated conjunal roles according to Elizabeth Bott?
The couple have separate roles: a male breadwinner and a female homemaker/carer. Lesuire activities are also separate.
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What are joint conjunal roles according to Elizabeth Bott?
The couple share tasks such as housework and childcare and spend their lesuire time together.
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What is a symmetrical family, according to Young and Willmot?
Women now go out to work, men help with housework and childcare, and couples now spend their lesuire time together instead of with same-sex friends or workmates.
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What did Young and Willmot say caused the rise in the symmetrical family?
Changes in women's position in work, geographical mobility, new technology and labour saving devices, and higher standards of living.
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Feminists say that little has changed in the family and men and women remain unequal in the family. Where do they think this inequality stems from?
The family and society remain very patriarchal and so women have a dependent role in both of those areas.
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The feminist Oakley criticised Young and Willmott on what?
That the family was now 'symmetrical' as men only helped, and this could be anything from taking the children for a walk once to just making breakfast.
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Oakley: The rise of the housewife role - What happened?
After industrilisation, women slowly got pushed out of the workforce to become dependent on men and forced to stay in the home. This is still the primary role for women.
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What is a 'duel-burden'?
Where women have the responsibility of paid work as well as housework.
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What did Gershuny say about the trend towards equality?
Social values are gradually adapting to the fact women now work full-time, however men still don't take as much responsibility for housework as women.
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What is the expressive role according to Parsons?

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The woman has the expressive role and is in charge of the primary socialisation of the children, meeting the family's emotional needs. She is the homemaker, full-time housewife and not a wage earner.

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Criticisms of Parsons intrumental and expressive roles

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Why is there a divison of labour, according to Parsons?

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What are segregated conjunal roles according to Elizabeth Bott?

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