AS Sociology Short Answer Questions

AS Sociology Revision
Created Mar 15, 2010
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Explain what is meant by the 'expressive role'.
This was put forward by Parsons who believes that women should deal with the emotional work...
Suggest two ways in which 'family life may have have a harmful effect on women'.
1. Feminists would argue that women lack the freedom to do what they want e.g. having a career...
Suggest three reasons for the decrease in the death rate since 1900.
1. Welfare measures- As these have raised living standards and reduced malnutrition amongst...
Explain what is meant by primary socialisation.
This is taken place at home when your parents and peers will enforce the norms and values...
Suggest three reasons for the increase in the divorce rate since 1969.
1. Changes in the law - reduced the costs involved in divorce and widened the grounds for divorce....
Suggest two reasons for the decrease in birth rate since 1900.
1.Economic factors - Raising children can be expensive, as an increasing number of children...
Suggest three reasons for the increase in family diversity in the UK.
1. It has become more widely accepted, unlike in the pre-modern era where they had to play...
Suggest three functions a nuclear family might perform.
1. The family will share the same household. 2. They work together and pool their resources....

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