5 Class stratification

5 Class stratification - Class & Stratification...

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Stratification By class Social Mobility Poverty Homelessness in the USA Defining social class and Social Stratification - Socialogical variables o Class o o Race and ethnicity o Age and Longevity - Social inequalities o We see that these are points of difference - What is SOCIAL CLASS o People who occupy the same layer of the socio-economic hierarchy are known as a social class o Ideas of Max Weber and Karl Marx - What is Stratification o The division of society into layers or “strata” of people who have: Unequal amounts of scarce, desireable resources Unequal life chances Unequal social influence o Social Hierarchy If society Ranks People by their Social class it is a Stratified society If it does not it is an Egalitarian Society - Four Principle Dimentions of social class o Wealth Inherited, you did nothing to inherit it o Income What you do earn yourself o Power Do what you want o Prestige Respect or esteem o Occasionally we have status inconsistency
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