Domestic division of labour

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  • Domestic division of labour
    • Parsons
      • Instrumental role: the man takes on the financial role as the provider for the family
      • Expressive role: the woman takes on the emotional role to support the family
    • Bott
      • Segregated conjugal roles: division of labour is unevenly split with women doing majority of domestic tasks
      • Joint conjugal roles: division of labour in a household couple is split more evenly
    • The symmetrical family - Young and Willmott
      • Household roles are becoming more equal due to changes in the position of women and higher living standards
    • Domestic violence
      • Explanations
        • Radical feminist (Dobash and Dobash)
          • Institutions teach patriarchal values and uphold them, creating the perception that women need controlling causing DV in the family
        • Material (Wilkinson and Pickett)
          • Economic and material poverty in a family causes stress on its members resulting in DV
      • Domestic violence is a prevalent issue in society but stigma and policing issues may mean that the figure is far higher (dark figure of DV)
        • E.g 2 women a week are killed by a current or ex partner
    • Triple shift and decision making
      • Women undergo the triple shift
        • Work in paid employment
          • Undertaking domestic chores
            • Regulating their own and others feelings
      • Money management
        • Pooling (sharing economic resources) is on the increase whereas the allowance system (where the man gives the woman an allowance per week/most) is decreasing (Pahl and Vogler)
      • Decision making
        • Important - made equally between the couple
        • Very important - usually made by the man
        • Less important - usually made by the woman


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