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  • Level: GCSE
  • Subject: Maths
  • Word count: 4364

Find out whether the 'new man' exists and if the gender roles are equally shared out between the husband and the wife.

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Introduction

Salaur Rahman (Selim)        Coursework        Sociology GCSE

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CONTENTS

Abstract                                                                Page 2

Introduction                                                                Page 4

Background                                                                Page 6 - 9

Methodology                                                                Page 10- 14

Results                                                                Page 15 - 42

Conclusion                                                                Page 43 - 46

Evaluation                                                                Page 47 - 49

Bibliography                                                                Page 50 - 51

Appendix                                                                Page 52 - 55

ABSTRACT

  • My main aim in this project is to find out whether the ‘new man’ exists and if the gender roles are equally shared out between the husband and the wife. In order for me to find out this I will use various different research methods and also by looking at different sociologists findings.
  • My hypothesis in my project is  ‘The ‘New Man’ does not exist; women still remain responsible for the bulk of domestic labour in the home’ I have chosen this hypothesis because I believe that equality is vital in society and that people should equally take part with the house work.
  • The primary data research methods that I will be using within my project are participant observation and questionnaires. I have chosen participant observation so I ca see with my eyes what really goes not what people say by mouth. I have chosen questionnaires because it is a quick and easy method to get some information.
  • The secondary data research methods I will be using are research studies and statistics. I will be research on many sociologist and use there research result to help be prove my hypothesis. I will also use statistics so I have facts and figures to support my hypothesis.
  • Overall the results that I have got from doing my research methods was that my hypothesis was correct that women still remained doing the bulk of the house hold labour. Even though the couple gained more equality than the past.

INTRODUCTION

In this research study I am going to look at the topic ‘Family.

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Middle

8 – 40%

8 – 40%

OVERALL

48 – 24%

91 -  45%

61 – 31%

The Table above clearly shows that the ‘New Man’ does not exist as the gender segregation still remains in a marriage.  

31 + Results

Household Chores

Mainly Male

Mainly Female

Mainly Shared

Laundry

1 – 5%

18 – 90%

1 – 5%

Cooking and dishes

3 – 15%

15 – 75%

2 – 10%

Ironing

6  - 30%

9 – 45%

5 – 25%

Grocery shopping

9 – 45%

6  - 30%

5 – 25%

Cleaning the bathroom

0 – 0%

20 – 100%

0 – 0%

Money Issues

17 – 85%

2 – 10%

1 – 5%

Hovering

2 – 10%

17 – 85%

1 – 5%

Cleaning the Bedrooms

4 – 20%

15 – 75%

1 – 5%

DIY work

16 – 80%

2 – 10%

2 – 10%

Child Care

9 – 45%

9 – 45%

2 – 10%

OVERALL

67 – 34%

113 – 56%

20 – 10%

The Table above clearly shows that the ‘New Man’ does not exist as the gender segregation still remains in a marriage.  

18 – 30 and 31+ Results Put Together

Household Chores

Mainly Male

Mainly Female

Mainly Shared

Overall Results For 18 - 30

48 – 24%

91 -  45%

61 – 31%

Overall Results For 31+

67 – 34%

113 – 56%

20 – 10%

OVERALL

115 – 29%

204 - 51%

81 – 20%

The Table above clearly shows that the ‘New Man’ does not exist as the gender segregation still remains in a marriage.  However in the age group

18 – 30 there is more equally shared chores than 31+.

Participant Observation Results

For this method I used to two age groups to see whether segregation still remains within a married couple. I observed two families one aged 18 – 30 and one 31+ after doing this I found out:

18 – 30

Household Chores

Mainly Male or Mainly Female or Shared Equally

Laundry

Mainly Female

Cooking and dishes

Mainly Female

Ironing

Mainly Female

Grocery shopping

Mainly Male

Cleaning the bathroom

Mainly Female

Money Issues

Shared Equally

Hovering

Mainly Female

Cleaning the Bedrooms

Shared Equally

DIY work

Mainly Male

Child Care

Shared Equally

OVERALL

Mainly Male

20%

Mainly Female

50%

Shared Equally

30%

The Table above clearly shows that the ‘New Man’ does not exist as the gender segregation still remains in a marriage.  

31+

Household Chores

Mainly Male or Mainly Female or Shared Equally

Laundry

Mainly Female

Cooking and dishes

Mainly Female

Ironing

Mainly Female

Grocery shopping

Mainly Male

Cleaning the bathroom

Mainly Female

Money Issues

Mainly Male

Hovering

Mainly Female

Cleaning the Bedrooms

Mainly Female

DIY work

Mainly Male

Child Care

Mainly Female

OVERALL

Mainly Male

30%

Mainly Female

70%

Shared Equally

0%

The Table above clearly shows that the ‘New Man’ does not exist as the gender segregation still remains in a marriage.  

18 – 30 and 31+ Results Put Together

Household Chores

Mainly Male

Mainly Female

Shared Equally

Overall Results For

18 - 30

20%

50%

30%

Overall Results For

31+

30%

70%

0%

OVERALL

25%

60%

15%

The Table above clearly shows that the ‘New Man’ does not exist as the gender segregation still remains in a marriage.  

CONCLUSION

Primary data – Questionnaire Findings

Household Chores

Mainly Male

Mainly Female

Mainly Shared

Laundry

7 – 17.5%

30 – 75%

3 – 7.5%

Cooking and dishes

5 – 12.5%

25 – 62.5%

10 -  25%

Ironing

7 – 17.5%

15 – 37.5%

18 – 45%

Grocery shopping

18 – 45%

15 – 37.5%

7 – 17.5%

Cleaning the bathroom

1 – 2.5%

39 – 97.5%

0 – 0%

Money Issues

27 – 67.5%

7 – 17.5%

6 – 15%

Hovering

2 – 5%

35 – 87.5%

3 – 7.5%

Cleaning the Bedrooms

5 – 12.5%

17 – 42.5%

18 – 45%

DIY work

30 – 75%

4 – 10%

6 – 15%

Child Care

13 – 32.5%

117 – 42.5%

10 -  25%

Overall Results For 18 - 30

48 – 24%

91 -  45%

61 – 31%

Overall Results For 31+

67 – 34%

113 – 56%

20 – 10%

OVERALL

115 – 29%

204 - 51%

81 – 20%

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Conclusion

PUBLISHER : Longman

DATE : 2000

Pauline Wilson

and

Alan Kidd

TITLE : Sociology for GCSE and modern Studies

PUBLISHER : Harper Colin publishers LTD

DATE : 1998

Haralambos M, Smith F,

O’ Gorman J

and Heald R

TITLE : Sociology for new approach

PUBLISHER : Causeway Press LTD

DATE : 1996 Reprinted 1997

Cooke,

Lynn Price

TITLE : The family game : Policy, the diversion of labour and family outcomes

PUBLISHER : Internet

DATE : 2003

National Statistics

TITLE : Attitudes to household chores

PUBLISHER : Internet

DATE : 2000-2001

APPENDIX

In my appendix I have included a copy of my questionnaire that I used and gave out to my local area

Questionnaire

I am a student in Sir John Cass’s Foundation Secondary School, studying Sociology for my GCSE’s. I have been assigned to conduct a coursework.

Would you please kindly take a few moments of your free time to complete the following questions? Thank You.

Q1         Gender (Please tick one box)

        Male                

        Female                

Q2         Age Group (Please tick one box)

18-30                

        31+                

Q3        Who Works in your Family

a)        You                

                Partner        

                N/A                

b)        Approximately How Many hours a day?

                You                ………

                Partner        ………

Q4        Do you have any children? (If yes please complete Q4b)

        a)        Yes                

                No                

  1. How many Children Do you have? ………………

Q5         Who does/did the majority of the following:-

        (Please tick appropriate boxes)

Household Chores

Mainly You

Mainly Partner

N/A

a)

Laundry

b)

Cooking and dishes

c)

Ironing

d)

Grocery shopping

e)

Cleaning the bathroom

f)

Indoor & outdoor plant care

g)

Bills and money issues

h)

Mail duties

i)

Hovering

j)

Cleaning the Bedrooms

k)

Emptying garbage

l)

DIY work

m)

Keeping the children

n)

Changing the nappies

o)

Taking the children

School

Q6        Do you think that gender roles have changed? (If yes please complete

        Q6b)

a)        Yes                

                No                

                Don’t Know        

b)        Why do you think the gender roles have changes?

                …………………………………………………………………………………………                …………………………………………………………………………………………                …………………………………………………………………………………………                                        

Q7        Do you enjoy the household chores you carry out?

a)        Yes                

                No                

                Sometimes        

                Don’t Know        

  1. Why?

        …………………………………………………………………………………………        …………………………………………………………………………………………        …………………………………………………………………………………………

Q8

        Who do you think should do the house work?

a)        Husband        

                Wife                

                Shared Equally

b)        Why?

                …………………………………………………………………………………………                …………………………………………………………………………………………                …………………………………………………………………………………………

Thank you very much for your time.

        

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