SOC10.31.07 - SOC10.31.07 For Monday: Finish Chapter 11 p....

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SOC10.31.07 For Monday: Finish Chapter 11 p. 290-99 Widening Income Inequality 1. Increases in the costs of living 2. Increases the costs of social services Someone picking up slack–tax payers 3. Reduces the overall health of the population ^66 million dollars at Seaton Hospital 4. Increase in the rate of street crime Consumer society=people "needing" things, people not having "the best" with a regular job People being left out Income gap widening–Enron, ect. Anomie? ask about acting out as a result idea of "civil society" 5. Widening disparities in the quality of education Public school funded by property taxes 90% of people go to public schools More leveling in the school system, there would not be as much pressure on parents to purchase homes in school districts that are really good Scores of US students broken down by income level of students, students at wealthy schools doing as well at students at schools in anywhere in the world, students in poorer schools about that of students in schools in third world countries 6. Increases the social distance between the people on the top and the rest of
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This note was uploaded on 04/20/2008 for the course SOC 302 taught by Professor Langenkamp during the Fall '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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SOC10.31.07 - SOC10.31.07 For Monday: Finish Chapter 11 p....

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