By Rita Liljestrom

What are the longer term customers of the trendy kin? for a very long time the typical photo within the West has been to work out the extended family, which includes economically self reliant spouses and their kids, because the traditional final result of the modernization method. because the hierarchies of patriarchal society vanish, a social order in accordance with equivalent and independent participants prepared for self-realisation has been assumed. notwithstanding, excessive charges of divorce, usually stated family violence, little ones left on their lonesome at an early age, don't harmonize rather well with this idealized snapshot. severe research of kin order in international locations on the contrary edges of the eu continent - Turkey and Sweden - ways those difficulties and makes an attempt to create a extra reasonable photograph of relatives lifestyles within the glossy global.

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The legislators trusted wives more than husbands, who were regarded as spending their money in the pub rather than on the family. But in reality the law was valid only for the purchase of food. Things bought for the household became part of the joint estate and were in the hands of the husband (Widerberg 1980). But the prescriptions of the gender division of work and responsibilities went deeper than the paragraphs on the specified rights of the spouses. The overwhelming, historical identification of women’s work with housework and childcare made these seem like a law of nature.

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