SOC100 Chapter Notes - Chapter 10: Fecundity, General Social Survey, Labour Power

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Simple households: unrelated adults with or without children. Complex households: includes two or more adults who are related but not married to each other. Gather data on social trends in order to monitor changes in the living conditions and well being of canadians over time. Provide immediate information on specific social policy issues of current or emerging interest. Gss: phone survey, can ask more in depth questions. Idealized notion of family - based on: Formal marriage: two people of different sexe. Departure from perceived ideal: single parenting, stepfamilies, common-law. Should not assume that families operate as units, perform functions, or accomplish tasks for the good of society. ". Rather, men sell their labour power women control the home (but without financial remuneration). Results in inequality: economic, patriarchy, marriage relationships, same-sex couples . Microcosm of society (representation of on a smaller scale) Gendered division of domestic labour is functional. Familial division of labour: key to family"s success.

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