Young and Wilmott (1973)

Fionnghuala Malone
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AS/ A Level Sociology (UNIT 1- Families and Households) Mind Map on Young and Wilmott (1973), created by Fionnghuala Malone on 04/26/2014.

Fionnghuala Malone
Created by Fionnghuala Malone over 5 years ago
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Young and Wilmott (1973)
2 Declared the arrival of the symmetrical family
3 Men helped with domestic chores but predominatley in the domain of the women
3.1 71% 'help' in the house
4 Division of labour
4.1 Largely breaking down
5 'March of progress' theory, they argued that the family has gone through three stages of development
5.1 STAGE 1
5.1.1 Pre-industrial - Family is a unit of consumption
5.2 STAGE 2
5.2.1 Early industrilisation segregated conjugal roles
5.3 STAGE 3
5.3.1 Symmetrical family following slum clearance NF move out to new towns
6 The Symmetrical Family
6.1 NF had become more inward looking, home centred, privatised and conjugal roles were becoming increasingly similar
6.2 'Sense of balance' between spouses - not identical
7 After the 'move'
7.1 Family life was improving for all it's members
7.1.1 More equal and democratic
7.2 Symmetrical
7.3 Women now work full/part time
7.4 Men help more with housework & childcare
7.5 Couples spend more leisure time together
8.1 Criticises Y&W for 'methodological sloppiness'
8.2 Methodically Sloppy because their argument is based on a subjective question
8.2.1 "Do you/does your husband 'help'?"
8.3 Y&W assume domestic labour is a female's responsibility and males 'help' them
9 Reasons for rise in symmetrical families
9.1 Geographic Mobility
9.2 New Technology
9.3 Changes of positions of females in society
9.4 Higher standard of living- Affluence

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