Functionalist perspective on family and social policy

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A Levels Sociology (Family and Households) Mind Map on Functionalist perspective on family and social policy, created by dottydiva96 on 01/04/2014.
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Functionalist perspective on family and social policy
1 Society is built on harmony and consensus (shared values), free from major conflicts
2 Social policies and state benefit everyone
2.1 Policies help families perform functions effectively
3 Welfare state supports family through NHS, education policies, benefits
4 Criticisms
4.1 Assumes all family members benefit from social policies
4.1.1 Feminists argue the majority benefit men
4.2 Assumed 'march of progress'
4.2.1 Marxists argue policies can also reverse change
4.2.1.1 e.g. cutting benefits for poor families
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