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Department
Sociology
Course
SOCI 1F90
Professor
Kathy Deliovsky
Semester
Fall

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Social InequalityNovember 7 2013How Much Do You Know About Wealth and Poverty in Canada True or False1There is less child poverty in Canada today than there was a decade agoFalse2Individuals over the age of sixtyfive have the highest rate of povertyFalse3Men account for two out of every three impoverished adults in CanadaFalse4Age plays a key role in wealth accumulation in CanadaTrue5The riches 10 percent of Canadian households account for approximately onethird of all wealthFalse6Fewer than 1 percent of Canadian households have a net worth of at least a million dollarsFalse7Between 1984 and 2001 the rich got richer and the poor got poorerTrueSocial InequalityIt is said to occur when attributes such as gender minority status and class affect a persons access to socially valued resources eg money status and power but also health care education political representation etcDefining Social StratificationSocial Stratification System by which a society ranks categories of people in a hierarchyAn institutionalized and structured form of inequality in which categories of people are
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