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SOC263H5 Study Guide - Midterm Guide: Erik Olin Wright, Social Class, Intersectionality

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Anna C Korteweg
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Lecture 1 (Very short lecture) No chapter readings
Social inequalities about difference to place people within hierarchy with some
having more than others
Women have to do emotional work
Inequalities effect opportunities as well
Saw two clips – didn’t write about them 
Lecture 2 / chapter 1
Definition of Social inequality
In simple terms the most basic definition of inequality is long lasting patterned
differences between different types of groups. These difference impact their life
experiences, specifically their rights and opportunities and rewards and privileges
“[R]relatively long-lasting differences among individuals or groups of people that
have implications for individual lives, especially ‘for the rights or opportunities
they [people] exercise and the rewards and privileges they enjoy’”
Income inequality definition: The differences between men and women’s income
In terms, women get less pain then men
Women in average aggravate do 30 min more work than men and then still get
paid less
Emotional work : The capacity to control others feelings and emotions, regardless of
owns – usually women do this
How to measure poverty
There are 2 ways to measure poverty; LICO and relative vs. absolute poverty
Lico: Is a scale in which you see how you spend of your income you spending on
your family. The lico uses a straightened measure which states that if you spend
more than 20% of your income on necessities of life more than the average
family with the same size as your family then you are in absolute poverty
Absolute poverty: If you are below the LICO
Relative poverty: In terms of you how poor are you relative to your environment
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