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Parsons
Domestic division Labour

Husband: instrumental roles
Wife: expressive roles - women naturally fit this role

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Criticism for parsons division of labour

Young and willmott-
Men are now taking a greater share of domestic tasks

Feminist - division of labour is natural, only benefits men

3

Bott

Segregated conjugal roles - male breadwinner and female homemaker
Joint conjugal roles - couples share the house work and childcare

4

Young and willmott

Symmetrical family

5

Who says the symmetrical family and what are included

Young and Willmott -
Changes in women’s positions
Geographical mobility
New technology
Higher standards of living

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Who criticises young and willmott
(Feminist)

Oakley - claims it is exaggerated and men only help around the house

7

What does hochschild say

Emotion work - feminists have noticed that women of a family have to take care of the emotional work of the family members

8

Marsden

Triple shift - housework, paid work, emotion work.

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What does Gershuny say?

Couples whose parents had more equal relationships are more likely to share housework equally themselves = parental roles are important, social values

10

Pahl and vogler

The allowance system - men give wives an allowance to budget for family needs, rest of the income for himself.
Pooling - both partners have joint access to the income: joint bank account

11

Edgell’s
Decision making

Very important - man (house, change job)
Important - jointly (children’s Ed, holiday)
Less important - female (food, clothes)

12

Carol smart
Personal life perspective

Some gay and lesbian couples attach no importance to who controlled money
Money wasn’t seen as an control factor (doesn’t mean equality and inequality)

13

Dobash and Dobash

Challenging a husbands authority, power change = domestic violence

14

Yearnshire

Women suffers 35 assaults before reporting it

15

Cheal

Police aren’t prepared to get involved with the family: private sphere, dark side of the family

16

Firestone
(Radical fem)

Key institutions like family and marriage in a patriarchal society = main source of women’s oppression MEN DOMINATE WOMEN THROUGH DV! :(

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Criticism for domestic violence

Elliot -
Not all men are aggressive, radical feminists ignore this
Radical feminists ignore child abuse, violence in lesbian relationships

18

Ferri and Smith

Fathers only took fewer then 4% of responsibility in families

19

Arber and Ginn

M/c women can afford labour saving devices, help around the house - less domestic work

20

Kan

Every £10,000 a year more a women earns, 2 hours less of housework

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Gershuny criticism to pahl and vogler - money management

70% of couples said they had equal say in decisions

Found women with Hugh earning, well qualified professionals were more likely to have an equal say

22

Crime survey for England and Wales 2013 (men and domestic violence)

Found 18% (2.9 million) men have experience domestic violence since age 16

23

Wilkinson and Pickett
(Material explanation of DV)

DV a result of stress on the family caused by social inequality - having fewer resources, reduces stable relationships & increase conflict
Money, jobs, housing, bills...

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Reason for DV
Crompton and Lyonette

As a result:
GENDER INEQUALITY -
- of patriarchal dominance
- material deprivation, lack of resources

25

dex and ward

Fathers - 78% played their children but only 1% of fathers took care of a sick child