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Chapter 11 - Social Class in Canada - Chapter 11 pp.22-267

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Department
Sociology
Course
SOC100H5
Professor
Suzanne Casimiro
Semester
Fall

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Social Class in Canada 20102010 17:22:00 Dimensions of Social Stratification Social class in Canada has several dimensions Socio-economic status is a composite measure of income and social position that considers also, power, occupational prestige and schooling Income occupational wages or salaries, earning from investments, and government transfer payments Wealth the total amount of money and other assets, minus outstanding debts. Canadian Stratification: Merit and Caste *Although Canada is a MERITOCRACY, social position in the country involve caste elements. Ancestry: most of the rich gained their position through inheritance Race and Ethnicity: higher average incomes for Japanese, British and French vs. Chinese, Black, and Aboriginal Gender: women earn less income, accumulate less wealth, and have lower occupational prestige than men Social Classes in Canada *Defining classes in Canada is difficult owing to the relatively low level of status consistency. We can describe 4 general rankings: The Upper Middle Class The Middle Class www.notesolution.com
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