Sept 24 Social Class, Inequality, and Families

Sept 24 Social Class, Inequality, and Families - Social...

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Social Class, Inequality, and Families September 24 th , 2007
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Basic Social Class Concepts Social Class/Socioeconomic Status (SES) Income and Wealth Occupational Prestige Self-Identification vs. Percentile Location
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Class/SES Groupings Upper-Class (capitalists, haute-bourgeoisie) -highly skilled or capital-owning Middle-Class (bourgeoisie, petit-bourgeoisie) -usually have 4-year degrees, salaried Working-Class (proletariat) -usually have HS diplomas, wage laborers Lower-Class (peasantry, lumpenproletariat) -agricultural workers, small farm owners, black market laborers
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Increasing Class Stratification In 2004, the 20% of families with the lowest incomes earned 5.4% of the total income of all families—a 25% decrease from 1970. In 2004, families in the highest earning fifth earned 47.7% of the total income of all families—a 7% increase from 1970. Family Structure (Form) and Stratification
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Percent of families w/children below poverty line-2004
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This note was uploaded on 04/03/2008 for the course SOCIOLOGY 102 taught by Professor Mcdonald during the Fall '08 term at Rutgers.

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