SOC227H5 Lecture 2: soc227

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Published on 10 Feb 2016
School
UTM
Department
Sociology
Course
SOC227H5
Professor
1. describe briey two key features of Canada today that make it a
post industrial society.
-Deindustrialization occurring in Canada which began in the latter half
of the 1990’s is a key feature of a post industrial society. The
deindustrialization process entails market restructuring as large plants,
#rms, and corporations are either shutting down, manufacturing,
downsizing or shipping manufactured work to other parts of the world
by sub contract work. (ex bombardier shipping work to china and
mexico)
-post industrial society is perpetuated by globalization, which entails
freeer markets, converging ideologies and cultures in faster
preferences and transfer of work across countries. The decline in goods
industry and rise in the knowledge and service industries is a factor.
The technology and automation of certain jobs takes over mundane
work. More white collar workers than blue collar.
2. A) de#ne a labour force b) why is the participation rate larger
than the employment rate? C) why is the unemployment rate not
a good indicator of the health of the economy?
-Labour force is the sum of people tgat are working or actively looking
for a job, the labour force excludes discouraged workers or people that
are inactive in terms of #nding a job.
B)THE PART rate is larger because it refers to the amount of people
participating in the lobor market (both employed and unemployed)
whereas the employment rate is the measure of only the amount of
people employed in the labor market
-c)the unemployment rate may not be the best to detectthe health of
the economy because it would tell you only part of the details. aLL 3
INDICATORS (PART, UNEM, EN) ARE NEEDED TO PREDICT THE STATE OF
THE ECONOMY.EMPLOYEMENT RATE IS ALSO A BETTER INDICATOR
BECAUSE IT TELLS YOU HOW MUCH GROWTH THERE IS IN THE
COUNTRY OFFERING EMPLOYMENT.
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3. The growth of the service sector ws partly due to new
technology. State and explain another reason for service sector
growth given in the text
-industrial expansion and productivity gains over the years have led to
higher incomes and increased leisure time. These factors in turn, have
fuelled the demand for a wider range of services, particularly in the
past few decades when the reacreation, accomadationm and food
service industries have been growing rapidly.
4. Alysha has two years of community college. She works part time
at sams café. She wants a well paying factory job, but no matter
how many applicants she submits she never gets an interview. Is
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Post industrial society: describe briefly two key features of canada today that make it a. Deindustrialization occurring in canada which began in the latter half of the 1990"s is a key feature of a post industrial society. Post industrial society is perpetuated by globalization, which entails freeer markets, converging ideologies and cultures in faster preferences and transfer of work across countries. The decline in goods industry and rise in the knowledge and service industries is a factor. The technology and automation of certain jobs takes over mundane work. Labour force is the sum of people tgat are working or actively looking for a job, the labour force excludes discouraged workers or people that are inactive in terms of finding a job. C)the unemployment rate may not be the best to detectthe health of the economy because it would tell you only part of the details. all 3. Indicators (part, unem, en) are needed to predict the state of.

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