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    Okay so guys most likely the question is (33marker) - postmodern views on family life? and changing roles between parents and children?
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    (Original post by WFatemahW)
    Okay so guys most likely the question is (33marker) - postmodern views on family life? and changing roles between parents and children?
    No, Marxists views has never come up. Practice that, and demographic changes.
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    (Original post by av__x)
    No, Marxists views has never come up. Practice that, and demographic changes.
    yeah I have...my teacher is predicting that...reading this thread made me think it might to post modern views, I need to practice demographic changes though THANKS btw
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    Hi does anyone have model answers for the new right 33 marker, feminism 33 marker or any other 33/17 markers that may come up? Thankss
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    (Original post by av__x)
    Attachment 403949Attachment 403949 guys i'm sorry about the missing blanks this is what my teacher has handed the class but these handouts are pretty helpful for anyone struggling with demographic change.
    omg thanks for this!
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    And the marxist view please!
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    guys I think the 17 marker might be 2 ways in which the family benefits men - never come up
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    (Original post by nf471)
    Not sure what else but would you mind sending me the plan for your 17 and 33 marker?
    Hi. This is my 17 Marker, just finishing off the 33 marker essay, will send it soon

    Identify and explain two ways inwhich demographic changes impact family life (17)
    Define ‘demographic change’
    Demographicchanges are social characteristic trends of the overall population that canhave an effect on family life. Issues relating to class, age, gender andethnicity usually affect people living in the society and any changes in thesefactors can affect the agent of socialisation that is the family.
    Ageing Population
    Generallythere has been an increase in the number of older people compared to theyounger generation due to an increase in life expectancy (one quarter of overall populationis elderly) and a declinein the birth and fertility rate which means that fewer children arebeing born. Between 1984 and2009, the population ofpeople over the age of 65 increased from 15% to 16% and this socialtrend has an effect on family life. One negative outcome of an ageingpopulation can be the subsequent ‘care issues’ that debate who the overall care of the elderlyfalls upon. The ‘dependencyratio’ shows that an increasing number of people beyond the retirementage places economic burden on those of working age. Usually, women take up theemotive role of caring for those older than them in conjunction with their ownchildren resulting in an upward and downward care for those left in the middle.Grundy and Henrettaclaim that a ‘sandwichgeneration’ is formed which involves women who end up caring for theageing population which links to the gender norms in patriarchy (Greer) whereby the women infamily are left to be exploited because of their ascribed role as wives,mothers and daughters. Oakleytherefore argues that the ‘invisiblework’ conducted by women who care for this social change through anageing population results in their efforts not being acknowledged thus makingfamily life a burden.

    Family Size

    Another demographicchange affecting family life is the decrease of overall family size thatsubsequently causes a rise in the number of single-parent households. Between 1998 and 2008, the percentageof people in family households that usually consist of “a couple with children/a lone parent with children”(Social Trends, 2009) has significantly decreased. As argued by Giddens and Beck, regardingindividual’s growing need to seek greater independence, this trend has impactedthe percentage of one-person households experiencing an increase from 18% to 29%. The decrease inthe traditional nuclear family size has been brought about by social trendsthat have generally been derived from people’s changing attitudes towards amore individualistic lifestyle as they abandon the norms of ‘cereal packet’ families. Withan increase in longevity,the number of elder people living for longer periods of time has caused aconsiderable trend in widows/widowerswho end up living in a one-person household; the life expectancy rates favourwomen more than men therefore a larger proportion of these lone householdsbelong to single females. Secondly, the fastest growth of single-personhouseholds belongs in the youngergeneration cohort, because they tend to be more advantaged in terms ofgeographical job mobility and career prospects. The increased quality of living standards helpscontribute to single person households as rent/mortgage is more payable thusenabling younger people to break out of living with parents and other kin andinstead out at increasingly younger ages for personal freedom. Lastly, the improvements in women’s lifestylehas allowed them to be less financially and emotionally dependant on men andthus allowing them the freedom to live independently – also helping cause adecrease in family size. There are now greater employment opportunities forfemales, evidenced by the EqualPay Act 1970, which means that women now delay marriage and bearingchildren for a later period in their life and instead experience a singlelifestyle earlier on. Allanand Crow (2001) argue that there have been advances in contraception which delaysthe age at which women have children and paired with the changing attitudesthat encourage having a smaller number of children, demographic trends areseeing a decrease in family sizes this impacting the dynamics of family life.
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    (Original post by WFatemahW)
    guys I think the 17 marker might be 2 ways in which the family benefits men - never come up
    What?! does anyone have an answer for this..
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    (Original post by av__x)
    What?! does anyone have an answer for this..
    I think you could talk about traditional roles so men arent burdened the tripple shift - dumcombe and marsden, oh and the warm bath theory - women sort the needs of men- oh and this links to parsons - stability of adult personalities - so basically men are chill whilst women are 'the takers of s.h.i.t' - feminist Ansley. you could also speak of how the new man is taking shape where he is able to be a breadwinner and be a good father at the same time (im not too sure about this but maybe this could boost his pride as the man of the house) - fit in to society, oh and linking to trhge new man Beck speaks of how men are able to find a a sense of identity with spending time with their kids. - im not sure if that was helpful but thats what came to the top of my head.
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    I am quite confident on the 33 markers. Only problem I am having is on answering the trends questions. Can anyone help please?
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    (Original post by epic_fail1)
    I am quite confident on the 33 markers. Only problem I am having is on answering the trends questions. Can anyone help please?

    What do you think the 33 marker questions will be? Looking at previous posts I've gone through postmodernism and changing roles between parents and children but what else..
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    For anyone that needs help on how to answer a Marxist or Functionalist perspective of family life- the mark scheme helps too-

    http://www.ocr.org.uk/Images/58389-m...ntity-june.pdf

    scroll down to page 3

    use the mark scheme to your advantage - if it is a MARXIST question read the mark scheme from bottom to top
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    (Original post by j_1996)
    What do you think the 33 marker questions will be? Looking at previous posts I've gone through postmodernism and changing roles between parents and children but what else..
    Ive just done plans to: role of the family from Marxists and Functionalists point of view, Family diversity being good/bad, roles between men and women and roles between parents and children
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    (Original post by av__x)
    For anyone that needs help on how to answer a Marxist or Functionalist perspective of family life- the mark scheme helps too-

    http://www.ocr.org.uk/Images/58389-m...ntity-june.pdf

    scroll down to page 3

    use the mark scheme to your advantage - if it is a MARXIST question read the mark scheme from bottom to top
    Do you have any model answers for trends?
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    When it comes to using statistics, is it vital that you put the exact numbers or would they allow marks if you just said that over the past 10 years, divorce rates have risen?
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    yoo, if a question comes up asking about postmodernist views of the family for 33 marks, what kinds of studies would we use for the main body?
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    (Original post by epic_fail1)
    Ive just done plans to: role of the family from Marxists and Functionalists point of view, Family diversity being good/bad, roles between men and women and roles between parents and children
    Can you give any of the model answers please??? Thanks
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    Can someone post up all or most of the studies that are in G672 Family pleaseee
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    outline and evaluate the view that the family is child centered CHILD_CENTRED_PLAN.doc
 
 
 
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