Undergraduate Module Descriptor

SOC2039: Sociology of Family and Gender

This module descriptor refers to the 2018/9 academic year.


NQF Level 5
Credits 15 ECTS Value 7.5
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 2 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Dr Nitzan Peri-Rotem (Convenor)





Available via distance learning


This module will focus on recent trends in family and living arrangements in developed countries in the context of changing family policy and gender norms. You will learn about the social organisation of production and reproduction, including the gendered division of labour and the underlying factors that shape it. You will also learn about the relationship between state policy and family behaviours and different policy approaches to ‘family-work balance’. You will be introduced to major data sources and basic statistical methods used to analyse this topic.

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