Using Information from Item B and C and Elsewhere, Examine the Way in State Policy May Affect Family and Household.

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In the UK, the family lives in a very less strict life, compared with other different societies such as China. Laws and social policies in Britain today are more likely to encourage or discourage certain types of families, rather than actually forcing them like China’s one child policy. Government agencies and institutions only seem to take important roles such as on policies areas of family life when things are supposed to have gone wrong, such as sorting out the fair share of possessions following the breakdown of a marriage.
Most recent social policies in the UK come from a New Labour point of view, as this party has been in power for almost 12 years. Therefore, many of these modern social policies encourage the existence of the
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He argues that “policing of families” occurs on a smaller level, with professionals like Doctors or Social Workers having the power the affect the form and nature of families.
He also argues that most of this is focused on poorer families, as they are often seen to be “family in crisis”, and often relate to criminal behavior. This would seem that Donzelot had a Marxist perspective; however he does not say who benefits from these policies of family observation and interference.
In conclusion; social policies have a strong effect on family life, and therefore the lives of all people governed by them. Social policy provides the communications for family life, similar to economic policy providing the communications for society as a whole. Changes in social policy, such as the Divorce act, can change the structure of a society. Conflict theorists believe that current social policy exists mainly as a means of strengthening the philosophy and lifestyle of the ruling parts of society onto the oppressed
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