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June 30, 2008 / C H Thompson

What you’ll need to know about the family!

The first AS module you’ll be studying is The Family. Below are all the component parts of that module:

1 – Changing patterns of marriage, cohabitation, separation, divorce, child-bearing and the life-course, and the diversity of contemporary family and household structures

2 –  The relationship of the family to the social structure and social change, with particular reference to the economy and to state policies

3 –  The nature and extent of changes within the family, with reference to gender roles, domestic labour and power relationships

4 –  The nature of childhood, and changes in the status of children in the family and society

5 –  Demographic trends in the UK since 1900; reasons for changes in birth rates, death rates and family size. In effect what you’ll be studying over the next few months is the ways different families operate. The sociological term is family ‘diversity’ and you’ll find family life is as diverse as this:

Onto lessons here

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  1. Saleena@hotmail.co.uk / Dec 6 2012 6:51 pm

    What does dual burden mean, can somone body please tell it to me thankus

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