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Monday, October 11, 2010 Sociology 11 Systems of Stratification 1. What is Stratification?  Structured system that ranks entire groups of people in ways that perpetuate  unequal rewards and life changes in society. (Society is layer upon layer – the  order from top to bottom based on power and prestige.)  Titanic Survival Rates (Stratification System) – based on money o Survival Rates For First Class – 60% - Children – 100% o Survival Rates For Second Class – 36% - Children – 100% o Survival Rates For Low (Steerage) Class – 24% - Children – 36% a. Formal Stratification  – by law i. Slavery 1. Free People vs. Slaves ii. Caste System  1. India society based into groups by genealogy. iii. Feudal System 1. King Arthur – During Middle Ages where status was based on  estate.  b. Informal Stratification i. Social Class  1. Any group of people who share a similar economic position in 
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This note was uploaded on 11/03/2010 for the course SOC 45255 taught by Professor Crosnoe during the Fall '10 term at University of Texas.

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