Sociology - Family

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1. Duncombe and Marsden (1995) discovered the triple shift. What is the triple shift?

  • Men have paid and unpaid work as well as DIY.
  • Women having paid and unpaid work.
  • Women having paid and unpaid work as well as childcare/housework.
  • Women cook, clean and iron.
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2. Segregated Conjugal Roles is when _____.

  • The roles within the family are unequally distributed, e.g. Housework for females and DIY for males.
  • The mother is the breadwinner.
  • Male and Female family members trade their roles.
  • Roles are shared between the children.

3. The three types of support that a family provides is _______.

  • Verbal, Physical & Emotional Support.
  • Food, Money & Shelter Support.
  • Emotional, Financial & Economical Support.
  • Physical, Financial & Verbal Support.

4. Divorce literally means ______.

  • When one partner cheats on the other.
  • When the parents separate permanently.
  • The legal termination of marriage between two people.
  • The separation of a couple.

5. This type of family is common in the Afro Caribbean community, most likely to consist of a single mother.

  • Lone Parent Family.
  • Empty Nest Family.
  • Boomerang Family.
  • Broken Family.





Great help thanks!


Quite good although the definitions for the triple shift and dual/double burden I was taught are different.


confused but k

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