The Domestic Division Of labour

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Talcott Parsons
Functionalist model of the family shows a clear division of labour between spouses, based on biological differences. (Instrumental role and expressive role)
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A02 Parsons
New right support this view. Young and Willmott argue that men now take a greater share in domestic work. Feminists reject this natural view and argue that this only benefits men.
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Young and Willmott
March of progress view- family life improving, a trend towards joint conjugal roles. Due to changes in women position, higher standards of living, new tech and geographical mobility.
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A02 Young and Willmott
Feminist reject this view , say little has changed there is still inequality. Ann Oakley argues that their claims are exaggerated.
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Ann Oakley
Her reasearch shows that only 15% of husbands helped in housework and 25% in childcare. Although more women are now in full-time work, the housewife role is still women's main role. Rejects symmetrical family view.
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Gershuny
Optimistic view and believes in the symmetrical. More women working full-time has lead to more equal domestic division of labour. But men and women still take responsibility for different tasks.
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Silver and Schor
Importance of two major economical developments that have lightened the burden of housework on women. Housework became commercialized and women working. Burden of housework has decreased.
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Ferri and Smith
Although an increase in women employment this doesn't effect division of labour.
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Dennis Marsden
Women expected to do triple shift of both housework and paid work but also 'emotion work.'
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New right support this view. Young and Willmott argue that men now take a greater share in domestic work. Feminists reject this natural view and argue that this only benefits men.

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A02 Parsons

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March of progress view- family life improving, a trend towards joint conjugal roles. Due to changes in women position, higher standards of living, new tech and geographical mobility.

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Card 4

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Feminist reject this view , say little has changed there is still inequality. Ann Oakley argues that their claims are exaggerated.

Back

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Card 5

Front

Her reasearch shows that only 15% of husbands helped in housework and 25% in childcare. Although more women are now in full-time work, the housewife role is still women's main role. Rejects symmetrical family view.

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