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Stratification and Family

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Department
Sociology
Course
SOCA01H3
Professor
Mc Kinon
Semester
Fall

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Sociology: Stratfication Materilism, the attempt to satisfy needs by buying products or expereinces As economic productivity grows so does the purchasing power of families Income ineqaulity: many skills are realtive people can only devolp to the level of those to who, they are exposed In all devolped eocnomies the chances of advancing in educational systems has consistently remained higher for people born itno families Human Capital Theory: stresses the increasing centraility of education as a factor affecting economic success. If phsyical capital is understood as investment in industrial plants and equipment, human capital is investment ine ducation and training The reason that people with the same amount of human capital may receive different economic rewards is due to tehre social capital (networks nad connections) Cultural capital: set of social skills people have their ability to impress othere to use langauge and images effecitivly Income vs wealth Only vrew few families aquire the great wealth of major business enterprises. Most families own assets and these add up to greater or lesser family wewalth (car, appliances, savings) Wealth ineqaulity is increasing An absoloute defention of poverty focuses on bare essentails suggesting that poor families have resources to aquire the basic neccesites of life. Bare essentials depends on time to time place to place and group to group however depends on the social context. Low income cut off: which a family devoted larget share of its income to the ncesside of food shelter and clothing than an average family wood= restrained circumstances Why are canadianspoor? The defention of poor os a social construction- who is poor depends on the defention Individual attributes explain a small amount ov poverty. For ex. People who disialibies live in poverty live in poverty and people without dissiblities Culture of poverty: people ar e poor because of their bad attitudes Social organization of society; captailist based economies have booms and bust which rears many into poverty Global ineqaulity The differences in the economic ranking of the countries Cross national variations in internal stratfication: differencse in countries within their socities ( country a and b could be eqaully rich but the rich and poor gap in inetbween the countries) www.notesolution.com
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