Tag Archives: GENDER ROLES

Evaluate the view that changing gender roles are the most significant factor in explaining the increase in family diversity (20)

Below is a suggested essay plan for a possible essay which may come up on the AQA’s A-level sociology paper 2: topics in sociology: families and households section. The plan follows the Point – Explain – Analyse – Evaluate structure, … Continue reading

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Issues of Power and Control in relationships

The Radical Feminist viewpoint is that relationships are the primary means through which men control women and maintain their power over them in society. Probably the most shocking evidence which supports this view is the continued prevalence of domestic violence. … Continue reading

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Gender equality in the domestic division of labour

Do men and women do equal amounts of housework and child care today or is there evidence of a dual burden for women? What do the trends suggest about women’s empowerment?  There is evidence that the domestic division of labour … Continue reading

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Are men and women equal in relationships?

Most Sociological theorising has stressed the fact that gender roles in family life have become increasingly equal since the 1950s The 1950s – The Traditional Nuclear Family and Segregated Conjugal Roles In the 1950s, Sociologists such as Talcott Parson’s (1955) … Continue reading

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