Flashcards in 1.2 New Right on the family Deck (17)
(New Right) which family type do the New Right view as best/desirable?
(New Right) why are the new right worried about the nuclear family?
see it as under threat at risk of breaking down
(New Right) what evidence do the new right point to for the nuclear family being under threat?
increase in lone parent families
same sex couples
(New Right) the nuclear family is being broken down due to decline in what?
traditional family values
(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
(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
(New Right) the nuclear family is being broken down by increased what?
(New Right) the nuclear family is being threatened by greater tolerance of what?
same sex relationships as an alternative to heterosexual marriage
(New Right) if the nuclear family breaks down what can it no longer provide?
(New Right) if children are not adequately socialised what will they do?
underachieve in school and behave in antisocial ways
(New Right) overgenerous welfare benefits will lead to what?
welfare dependency and mothers who are married to the state
(New Right) what did Murray point to the emergence of?
an underclass of single mothers with inadequately socialised children, reliant on benefits
(New Right) one solution is to return to what?
traditional family values e.g. life long marriage, responsibility of parenting
(New Right) what is Murray's solution?
cut welfare benefits or redirect them to two parent households
(New Right) the new right can be criticised for blaming what?
(New Right) why might someone be reliant on benefits?
death of a spouse