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Chapter Two: Position and Prestige Outline 1. W. Lloyd Warner: Yankee City a. Upper Upper = 1.4$ b. Lower Upper = 1.6% c. Upper middle = 10.2% d. Lower middle = 28.1% - teachers, small business owner e. Upper lower = 32.6% f. Lower-Lower = 25.2% 2. Coleman and Rainwater a. 1971: class structure of the metropolis i. Upper Americans ii. Middle Americans iii. Working class 3. National Opinion on prestige of occupations: 1993 a. Physician, lawyer, college/university professor, computer systems analysts b. Bottom: bartender, private home cleaner, farm worker, janitor, telephone solicitor, filling station attendant 4. Duncan’s Socioeconomic index for occupations a. Income plus education formula 5. Ten principles of ranking a. Ranking is perception b. People tend to overstate and rank their own occupation higher than other people would c. When you ask people about ranking, they tend to agree more about top
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Unformatted text preview: and bottom, and there is more disagreement about who is in the middle d. People agree more on the top than on the bottom e. Occupations that are far away from your own are lumped together by your response f. All occupations that are well-known are easy to rank g. Some occupations that are related to one another are interdependent and are easy to rank h. People at the top tend to agree on their ranking; those at the bottom disagree with one another on their ranking i. People in the middle and lower class tend to rank other people only based on money. People at the top rank people based NOT on money: artist, producer, leader j. Whenever there is a dramatic change in society, it will shake up the ranking system dramatically....
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