lecture 6 [ch 4] - Chapter 4: Wealth and Income Main...

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Chapter 4: Wealth and Income Main points: 1. Gradual to dramatic increase in income and wealth 2. Significant differences in standard of living 3. None-one-two-none job earners 4. government assistance-jobs-wealth 5. occupations 6. Women: female headed households – non working wives – working wives – non working wives 7. Minorities 8. Income and class structure: Top and bottom vs. middle a. Progressive taxes – more taxes as income increases - b. Regressive taxes – taxes decline as income increases Socialization, association, lifestyle, and values outline 1. Class and socialization (Kohn) a. Middle class parents stress on self control, curiosity, and consideration leading to self direction and empathetic understanding b. Working class parents focus on obedience, neat ness, and good manners leading to conformity c. Gender, socialization, and class d. School and marriage e. Segregation by class f. Friendship and intimacy 2. Marriage styles a. Marriages in the same class b. Stability after marriage
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This note was uploaded on 03/30/2008 for the course ISS 215 taught by Professor Lang during the Spring '06 term at Michigan State University.

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lecture 6 [ch 4] - Chapter 4: Wealth and Income Main...

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