SOC100H1 Chapter Notes - Chapter 4: Underemployment, Shift Work, Structural Violence

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The kind of work people do contributes to the existence of different social classes inequality. Social classes: sets of people with different life chances, exists b/c of economic. Class: important effects on people"s health, on crime & on intergroup conflict, Marx people who share the same relationship in the means of production. Weber people with a common economic situation, based on income, property, Class socialization: process of teaching, learning & passing on patterns of fashion & consumption. There is not a lot of movement in the top 5% of canada"s income earners; difficult to move up the economic ladder b/c income inequality creates differences in life conditions. Powerful vs powerless, wealthy & poor= different social classes. Capital: wealth in the form of money & assets, used or invested in the production of goods. *bourgeoisie: capitalist class, they own and control the means of production, e. g. factories, banks, labor.

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