Chapter 4 Wealth and Income 10/31/2012 7:21:00 AM
Gradual to dramatic increase in income and wealth
Significant differences in standard of living
None one-two-none job earners- people at the bottom don’t work, people
at the top don’t work but we respect people at top and the bottom we
look down upon, even though most of the time its not there fault.
Women: female headed households-non working wives- working wives-
non working wives (wives at the top play significant roll for husband,
works for ‘social capital’ or social connections.)
Minorities. Race really isn’t contributor to minorities anymore, many poor
are white Americans. 70% of poor America is white.
income and class structure: top and bottom vs. middle Chapter 5 Socialization, association, lifestyle. 10/31/2012 7:21:00 AM
A. Class and socialization (KOHN)
Middle class parents stress on self control, curiosity, and consideration
leading to self direction and empathetic understanding.
Working class parents focus on obedience, neatness, and good manners