Sociology Unit 1: Policies

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Sociology Unit 1: Policies
1 Theorist Views
1.1 Functionalists
1.1.1 Policies help to allow the family to perform its functions
1.1.1.1 NHS care for members when sick
1.2 Feminists
1.2.1 policies mainly maintain the power of men
1.2.2 dont control men who are violent or abusive
1.2.3 favour tax and benefit policies
1.3 Marxists
1.3.1 policies serving capitalism
1.3.2 improvements for working class=class struggle
2 New Right
2.1 many policies undermine the family
2.1.1 weaken self-reliance by providing over generous welfare state
2.2 MURRAY: the benefits reward incorrect behaviour
2.2.1 lone parent families recieve benefits
2.3 New Right Policies
2.3.1 CHILD SUPPORT AGENCY: fathers to give money for their children
2.3.2 SPARE BEDROOM TAX: benefits on spare rooms was being wasted
2.3.3 MARRIED COUPLE TAX ALLOWANCE:: tax cuts on married couples
2.4 Criticisms
2.4.1 form or patriarchy
2.4.2 attack single parent families
2.4.3 blame inidviduals for poverty
2.5 want families to be reponsible for themselves
3 New Labour
3.1 strengthen family & marriage
3.2 encourage moral stability of family life
3.3 recognise that most households have two earners
3.4 Policies
3.4.1 MINIMUM WAGE: certain hourly wage
3.4.2 LONGER MATERNITY LEAVE
3.4.3 BABY BONDS: giving money to encourage saving
3.4.4 SURE START: centres in poort areas
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