CHYS 1F90 Lecture Notes - Lecture 7: Disposable And Discretionary Income, Gini Coefficient, Cultural Capital

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Class-based inequality is a feature of our society and has a significant impact on young people"s lives. Cultural capital suggests hidden forms of class inequality. Differences in wealth: money and valuable goods a person or family controls minus outstanding debt (macionis 259). Class as occupation, with a focus on income how much you make, income primarily measures class (but might not give full sense of situation) Relation to means of production how things are made (marxists) Skills, educational resources education considered as a proxy for class (more education= more $) Ii/ inequality in canada: ideology of classlessness belief that we don"t have classes, because we all see ourselves as middle class (ideologies hide an inequality, distribution of income in. Canada"s gini co-efficient has increased: . 281 in 1989, . 32 today. Net worth of those with income over 000 up 15. 2% since 1999. Net worth of those with income 000 - 000 down 21. 2% since 1999: poverty in canada.

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