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Department
Sociology
Course
SOC220H1
Professor
Josh Curtis
Semester
Fall

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Week 6 ­ Grabb and Guppy Chapter 12  Choose Your Parents Carefully: Social Class, Post Secondary Education and Occupational Outcomes    Social class and life chances • Social class­ ones position in an economic hierarchy defined by occupation, education or income  affects people’s life chances • Middle class people enjoy more comfortable, worry free existence live longer happier and more  likely to pass advantages onto children compared to working class • Connections between individual’s education and career outcomes and their family or origin see  persistent intergenerational patterns o Young people from advantaged background more likely to do better in school and get  better jobs. The explanation more wealthy parents can pay for better and more education  for their kids aim higher attitude • Cultural capital – kids from more affluent background more likely to have been exposed to  experiences (education from the start and cultured experiences travel etc.) and beliefs (you will  grow up to be successful if not shame on you) that are valued more in these circles. Higher value  on education and this make an effort into doing well. In contrast working class youth without  advantages are likely to do poor and reject those values Social class does continue to matter • There is a strong relationship between family social status and the type of school program in  which youth participate • There is a strong relationship between socio economic status of family and student performance in  school • Less resistance on student’s end of getting and education and more resistance from poorer students  in getting an education or st
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