Sociologists and their studies (family perspectives and demography)

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Murdock (1949)
The family performs 4 functions to meet the needs of society and its members.
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Parsons (1955)
Argues that the particular and structure of a given type of family will 'fit' the needs of the society in which it is found.
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Willmott and Young (1973)
The pre-industrial family was nuclear and extended as Parsons claims.
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Marx (1871)
Monogamy became essential because of the inheritance of private property. Men wanted to be sure of the paternity of their children so that their legitimate heirs inherited from them.
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Zaretsky (1996)
The family performs an ideological function as a 'haven' away from the harshness of a capitalist society. He argues that this is all an illusion as the family cannot meet its members' needs.
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Ansley (1973)
Describes wives as 'takers of ****' who soak up the frustration of their husbands.
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Greer (2000)
Argues for all female (matrilocal) households as an alternative to the heterosexual family.
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The Griffiths Report (1988)
Saw the problem facing society as the escalating costs of the health and social care of the elderly.
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Townsend (1981)
Old age has been socially constructed as a period of dependency by creating a statutory age of retirement.
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Hirsch (2005)
We need to reverse the current trend towards earlier retirement.
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Argues that the particular and structure of a given type of family will 'fit' the needs of the society in which it is found.

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Parsons (1955)

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The pre-industrial family was nuclear and extended as Parsons claims.

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Monogamy became essential because of the inheritance of private property. Men wanted to be sure of the paternity of their children so that their legitimate heirs inherited from them.

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The family performs an ideological function as a 'haven' away from the harshness of a capitalist society. He argues that this is all an illusion as the family cannot meet its members' needs.

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