How are roles and responsibilities allocated in the family?
in Families, Households and Beliefs in Society
Known as the domestic division of labour, this podcast explores the extent to which relationships are becoming more equal, using a range of sociological evidence. There are many areas of relationships that are included in this topic, including power relations, emotional work and control of money and decision making.
1. Listen carefully to the podcast and make careful notes of key concepts and any key thinkers.
2. Make a table with two columns – in one note evidence for greater equality and in the other – evidence that relationships remain patriarchal
3. Apart from housework, what other measures are there of egalitarianism?
4. To what extent are relationships becoming equal today?