Sociologists and their studies (couples)

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Parsons (1955)
There is a clear division of labour between husband and wife. Husband = instrumental role, Wife = expressive role.
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Young and Willmott (1962)
Men take a greater share of domestic tasks and more women are wage earners.
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Young and Willmott (1973)
Family life is becoming more equal and roles are becoming more symmetrical.
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Bott (1957)
Distinguishes between segregated conjugal roles and joint conjugal roles.
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Oakley (1974)
Found that although men did some housework, there wasn't a move towards symmetry in the household chores.
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Boulton (1983)
Fewer than 20% of husbands had a role in childcare.
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Warde and Hetherington (1993)
Sex typing of domestic tasks remained strong
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Future Foundations Study (2000)
Study of 1000 adults found that 60% of men claimed to do more housework than their fathers wile 75% of women claimed to do less housework than their mothers. Found that women who worked full time did less domestic work.
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Gershuny (1994)
Said that the commercialisation of housework and women working as 2 major economic developments in reducing women's housework burden.
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Hilary (1987) and Schor (1996)
Housework has been commercialised e.g. washing machines, ready meals etc.
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Ferri and Smith (1996)
Found that the father took responsibility of child care in less than 4% of households.
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Ramos (2003)
Found that in households where the woman is the breadwinner and the man is not in paid work, male domestic labour matches that of their partner (19 hours per week).
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Hochschild (1983)
Women are more likely than men to do jobs that involve emotional labour.
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Dunne (1999)
Found symmetry in relationships of lesbian cohabiting couples.
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Kempson (1994)
In low income families, women denied their own needs.
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Pahl and Volger (1993)
Identified two types of control over family income: pooling and the allowance system.
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Hardill (1997)
Important decisions taken by the male alone or jointly and that his career took priority when it came to moving home for a job.
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Mirrlees-Black (1999)
Estimates that there are 6.6 million domestic assaults a year. 99% of incidents against women are committed by men.
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Yearnshire (1997)
On average a woman suffers 35 assaults before making a complaint.
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Dobash and Dobash (1979)
Domestic violence could be set off by what a husband saw as a challenge to his authority.
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Distinguishes between segregated conjugal roles and joint conjugal roles.

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