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Unformatted text preview: Attainment l Status attainment & “process by which individuals mobilize and invest resources for returns in socioeconomic standings” (580) ¡ Personal resources ¡ Social resources – through direct/indirect ties ¡ Blau and Duncan @ achieved status (education and prior occupational status) most important factor for ultimate attained status, even after accounting for parental status (ascribed) l Access to hierarchical positions ± critical in status attainment ¡ May access social positions vertically in the social hierarchy ² contacts higher up through weak ties...
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- Spring '09
- Sociology, weak ties