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Sociology
Course
SOC102H1
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1305523660960
Semester
Winter

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Ch.2 Class, Poverty, Economic Inequalities  Economic inequalitylarge diff in income across ppl within the society  Marx stressed: those who own capital own the amount of jobs there are, the proletarians have to work for the capitalists  Classes in socio terms = group of ppl who share same interests and economic conditions  Workers struggle through unions, legislations etc to improve their wages  Functional theory of stratification as a society we can replace store clerks easier than doctors  Social mobility movement of individuals from one social class to another during a lifetime  Absolute pov. lack basic necessities  Relative pov. can survive but living standards r below society’s  Pov linereps a usual standard of living.  low income measures a set of figs representing 50% of the median “adjusted family income”  human development index (HDI)  combined achievement between edu, standard of living, life expectancy  Marx 4 types of alienation in labour under capitalism 1.alientation of the worker from his/her species essence as a human being rather than a machine 2. “” betwn workers, since capitalism reduces labour to a
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