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Flashcards in Couples Deck (6)
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1

What were Parsons’ two roles?

Women - expressive role which is the nurturer and homemaker
Men - instrumental role which is the breadwinner and disciplinarian

2

Who came up with conjugal roles?

Bott

3

What are the 2 conjugal roles?

Segregated conjugal roles - same as Parsons’ view that men and women have different roles and interests

Joint conjugal roles - partners carry out tasks together with little difference in interests

4

Who came up with the symmetrical family?

Young and Willmott

5

Define symmetrical families

When men do housework and childcare, women go to work and couples spend leisure time together

6

Give 3 factors for the increase in symmetrical families

Women’s rights - more women working

Geographical mobility - people living away from extended family so are more dependent on each other

Technology - made cleaning more efficient so women can spend less time on it