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1

(New Right) which family type do the New Right view as best/desirable?

nuclear

2

(New Right) why are the new right worried about the nuclear family?

see it as under threat at risk of breaking down

3

(New Right) what evidence do the new right point to for the nuclear family being under threat?

increase in lone parent families
fatherless families
divorce rates
cohabitation
same sex couples

4

(New Right) the nuclear family is being broken down due to decline in what?

traditional family values

5

(New Right) the nuclear family is being broken down due to overgenerous what?

welfare benefits - making it easier for fathers to leave and for women to be single parents

6

(New Right) the nuclear family is being broken down due to the rise of what?

feminism which has devalued the sanctity of marriage, domesticity and child rearing

7

(New Right) the nuclear family is being broken down by increased what?

sexual permissiveness

8

(New Right) the nuclear family is being threatened by greater tolerance of what?

same sex relationships as an alternative to heterosexual marriage

9

(New Right) if the nuclear family breaks down what can it no longer provide?

adequate socialisation

10

(New Right) if children are not adequately socialised what will they do?

underachieve in school and behave in antisocial ways

11

(New Right) overgenerous welfare benefits will lead to what?

welfare dependency and mothers who are married to the state

12

(New Right) what did Murray point to the emergence of?

an underclass of single mothers with inadequately socialised children, reliant on benefits

13

(New Right) one solution is to return to what?

traditional family values e.g. life long marriage, responsibility of parenting

14

(New Right) what is Murray's solution?

cut welfare benefits or redirect them to two parent households

15

(New Right) the new right can be criticised for blaming what?

the victim

16

(New Right) why might someone be reliant on benefits?

death of a spouse
unemployment
disability

17

(New Right) what do the new right ignore or assume?

that the nuclear family is dominant and the best type of family

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