The domestic division of labour

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Parsons Instrumental role?
The husband has an instumental role, achieving success at work so that he can provide for the family financially. He is the Breadwinner.
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Parsons Expressive role?
The wife has an expressive role, providing for the family through socialization of the children and meeting the family's emotional needs. She is the home maker, a full-time house wife.
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Michael Young & Peter Willmott (1962) argue...
Men are now taking greater share of domestic tasks and more wives are becoming wage earners.
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Segregated conjugal roles...
Where the couple have seperte roles; a male bread winner and a female homemaker/carer, as in Parsons' instrumental and expressive roles. Their leisure activities also tend to be seperate.
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Joint conjucal roles
Where the couple sare tasks such as housework and childcare and spend their leisure time together.
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The symmetrical family
Women now go out to work, although this may be part time rather than full. Men now help with housework and child care. Couples now spend their leisure time together instead of separately with workmates or female relatives. They are more home-centered
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Changes is women's position
Including married women going out to work
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Geographical mobility
More couples living away from the communities they grew up in
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New Technology
and labour-saving devices
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Parsons Expressive role?

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The wife has an expressive role, providing for the family through socialization of the children and meeting the family's emotional needs. She is the home maker, a full-time house wife.

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Michael Young & Peter Willmott (1962) argue...

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Segregated conjugal roles...

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Joint conjucal roles

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