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The reasons for and consequences of changing patterns of migration

Trends in migration From 1900 to the Second World War the largest immigrant group to the UK were Irish, mainly for economic reasons, followed by Eastern and Central Europian Jews, who were often fleeing from persecution. Before the 1950s very … 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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Explaining the increase in family diversity (part 1/3 )

This is part 1 of 3 posts outlining the underlying factors which explain the increase in household diversity 1. Changing patterns of marriage, divorce and cohabitation The increase long term decline or marriage and increase in cohabitation and divorce can … Continue reading

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The consequences of an ageing population mind map

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The Postmodern Perspective on The Family

This post is designed to help you revise for the AS Sociology Families and Households Exam Postmodernists argue that we no longer live in the modern world with predictable orderly structures, such as the nuclear family. Instead society has entered … Continue reading

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Assess Sociological Perspectives on Vocational Education (20)

Evaluations in italics! Vocational Education refers to teaching people the specific knowledge and skills to prepare them for a particular career. Vocational Education can either be on the job training – such as with apprenticeships, or courses focused on a … Continue reading

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Sociological Perspectives on Declining Marriage and Increasing Divorce on Society

This post examines the effects of declining in marriage and increasing divorce. Have women benefitted from these changes like some Feminists suggests. Are these trends signs of moral decline like the The New Right suggest, or are these trends just … Continue reading

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The New Right View of the Family

This post is designed to help you revise for the AS Sociology Families and Households Exam (Perspectives on the Family) In the 1980s New Right thinkers argued that government policy was undermining the family so policy changes were needed. Their … Continue reading

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Late modern perspectives on the family

Late-Modernists such as Anthony Giddens and Ulrich Beck recognize that people have more choice in terms of their relationships and family arrangements,  but do not believe that people are as free as postmodernists suggest. There are still underlying patterns, and … Continue reading

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The Marxist Perspective on The Family

  Marxists argue that the nuclear family performs ideological functions for Capitalism – the family acts as a unit of consumption and teaches passive acceptance of hierarchy. It is also the institution through which the wealthy pass down their private … Continue reading

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