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CONSERVATIVE PARTY POLICIES
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What did the CARE IN THE COMMUNITY ACT 1990 propose?
It proposed that women should take care of those with long term needs. This favoured the NEW RIGHT but not FEMINISTS.
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What did the MARITAL RAPE ACT 1991 propose?
This protected women from being ***** in marriages by making it illegal to do so. (The case of R v R) this favours the FEMINISTS
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What did the introduction of the CHILD SUPPORT AGENCY propose?
Designed so that absent fathers had to pay for the maintainance of their child.
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LABOUR PARTY POLICIES
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The abolishment of MARRIAGE TAX ALLOWANCE
Doesn't favour the new right as they wish to promote the nuclear family when this discourages marriage as couples will not get money for getting married anymore
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Introduction if the NATIONAL MINIMUM WAGE
Supports those on low income and favours FEMINISM as it provides equality between men and women.
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SURE START CENTRES
Aiming to give children the best start in life by supporting families in areas of deprivation. This favours the FUNCTIONALISTS.
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Laws on ADOPTION
State that single parents and homosexual families can now adopt. This doesn't favour the NEW RIGHT as they see family diversity as a disadvantage.
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LONE PARENTS 2010
Lone parents are moved onto job seekers allowance rather than income support when their child hits the age of 7; they have to prove they are looking for work. This favour FEMINISM as it gives women the chance to work but not THE NEW RIGHT
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THE COALITION POLICIES
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Changes to CHILD BENEFIT
£20.30 for the eldest child only (not applicable for those on an income of over £50,000) this favours the NEW RIGHT
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capping HOUSEHOLD BENEFITS
cap the total benefits of £500 per family, £350 per lone family to deliver savings of 110M. this favours the NEW RIGHT
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Proposals for GAY MARRIAGE
Same sex marriage is now legal from 2014 - this doesn't favour the NEW RIGHT as they see the N.F as the "ideal family".
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Changed to PATERNITY LEAVE
parents can now share the maternity leave or swap it altogether, allowing women to go back to work. This favours FEMINISM.
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Re-introduction to the MARRIAGE ALLOWANCE TAX
4 million couples will benefit from a £1000 tax allowance. This benefits the NEW RIGHT as it promoted the N.F but not FEMINISM
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Rising of the PENSION AGE
Age 66 as of 2020, age 67 as of 2034 and age 68 as of 2044. This favours The MARXISTS
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OTHER POLICIES
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CIVIL PARTNERSHIP ACT 2004
Allows homosexuals to have same rights as of married couples. This benefits both the FUNCTIONALISTS and the FEMINISTS as it can separate women from men and allow sexual control (1 of Murdock's functions)
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DIVORCE REFORM ACT 1969
making it easier to get a divorce. benefits FEMINISTS but not the NEW RIGHT.
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CROSS-CULTURAL POLICIES
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CHINA
One child policy 1979 to reduce the population.
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NORTHERN IRELAND
Abortions are only allowed if the mothers life is in danger.
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IRAN
Every newborn will receive money to a government bank account for each child until they're 18; to increase the population.
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What did the CARE IN THE COMMUNITY ACT 1990 propose?

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It proposed that women should take care of those with long term needs. This favoured the NEW RIGHT but not FEMINISTS.

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What did the MARITAL RAPE ACT 1991 propose?

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What did the introduction of the CHILD SUPPORT AGENCY propose?

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LABOUR PARTY POLICIES

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