SOCA01H3 Study Guide - Chiropractic Education, Occupational Inequality, Fungibility

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Published on 4 Sep 2012
School
UTSC
Department
Sociology
Course
SOCA01H3
Social Stratification
Money is fungible and it has liquidity
Money as a medium of exchange
Practitioner = professional
Ontario college of physicians and surgeons (OCPS)
Iron law of oligarchy
Lord action: “power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely”
Sherly crowe
Bond and bob celdoe
Political system or social complexity is the reason for inequality
Modern society has more identifiable parts (separate institutions, economy, law, religion,
criminal justice, physical labour)
Differentiation describes social complexity
Modern society is highly differentiated as traditional societies are more equal
Elaborate division of labour gives wide opportunities associated with inequality
o Some professions make more than others
White collar = professional occupations
Teachers make more money than postal workers and once postal workers make more, teachers
will try to get the government to restore
o Occupational inequality is distort
Physicians are no longer at the top anymore because dentists make more money than physicians do
now
Easier to get into chiropractic college than medical school, but make less money? Physicians
have most prestige and people admiring them
Professions are occupations that will justify income inequality
o Longer training process means more important to society (legitimacy argument)
o When equality occurs in society, people will try to justify it (legitimacy argument)
o Legitimations are explanations for social inequality
o We deserve to be wealthy because we are superior people (natural superiority means
we should have more than you peasants)
Explanations of income inequality
Talent is not equally distributed depending on where you got raised
Degree of effort
Level of education
Social capital (people you know- don’t underestimate this- social networks operate everywhere)
Cultural capital
Education is critical and is related to class background
Human capital university degree is something you can sell on the labour market (skills,
knowledge)
Delegitimize they got the job by fraud, bribery etc.
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Lord action: power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely . Political system or social complexity is the reason for inequality. Modern society has more identifiable parts (separate institutions, economy, law, religion, criminal justice, physical labour) Modern society is highly differentiated as traditional societies are more equal. Elaborate division of labour gives wide opportunities associated with inequality: some professions make more than others. Teachers make more money than postal workers and once postal workers make more, teachers will try to get the government to restore: occupational inequality is distort. Physicians are no longer at the top anymore because dentists make more money than physicians do now. Physicians have most prestige and people admiring them. Talent is not equally distributed depending on where you got raised. Social capital (people you know- don"t underestimate this- social networks operate everywhere) Education is critical and is related to class background. Human capital university degree is something you can sell on the labour market (skills, knowledge)

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