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What were Parsons’ two roles?

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


Who came up with conjugal roles?



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


Who came up with the symmetrical family?

Young and Willmott


Define symmetrical families

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


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