Category Archives: Families and Households

Exploring Inequality in Life Expectancy in the United Kingdom

What are the causes and consequences of low life expectancy in the UK? Continue reading

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Explaining the rapid decline in the teen pregnancy rate

Why is the teen pregnancy
rate declining? What are the possible sociological explanations for this dramatic trend? Continue reading

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On the hypocritical parenting of tech billionnaires

Given the trend towards toxic childhood, it should come as no surprise that young children are being increasingly exposed to technologies such as iPads as part of very early socialisation, and it should be no more surprising that such exposure … Continue reading

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What makes a good life? Lessons from a longitudinal study

The Harvard Study of Adult Development may be the longest continuous longitudinal study in the world. For 75 years it has tracked the lives 724 men, year after year asking them about the their health, their home-life and the their … Continue reading

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What should we do about childhood obesity?

Some arguments for the government’s recent policy proposals to tackle childhood obesity. Continue reading

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How I would’ve answered the AQA A level sociology topics exam, June 2018, section A: families and households

How I would have answered the AQA’s families and household option on A-level sociology paper 7192/2, June 2018. Continue reading

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Evaluate the view that the growth of family diversity has led to a decline in the nuclear family (20)

An example of a top band answer (17/20) to a possible question on the AQA’s 7192/2 topics in sociology paper (families option, section A) Continue reading

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Outline and explain two ways in which changing gender roles within the family may have affected children’s experience of childhood (10)

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AQA AS Level Sociology: Paper 2 – Research Methods and Topics (families): How I would’ve answered it…

Advice from an AQA examiner on how you should have answered the AQA AS Sociology paper 2: topics and (for most students) families and households Continue reading

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Men enjoy 2 years more leisure time than women, over the course of a working life

Men are enjoying more leisure time than they did 15 years ago, while women have less. according to the latest stats from the Office for National Statistics. In 2015 Men spent 43 hours a week on leisure activities, up from … Continue reading

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