stratification - Social Stratification Who gets how much of...

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Social Stratification Who gets how much of what society values, and why: { money { prestige { education { health { etc.
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Lowest 5th Second 5thThird 5th Fourth 5th Highest 5thTop 5% 1970 4.1 10.8 17.4 24.5 43.3 16.6 1975 4.4 10.5 17.1 24.8 43.2 15.9 1980 4.3 10.3 16.9 24.9 43.7 15.8 1985 4.0 9.7 16.3 24.6 45.3 17.0 1990 3.9 9.6 15.9 24.0 46.6 18.6 1995 3.7 9.1 15.2 23.3 48.7 21.0 1999 3.6 8.9 14.9 23.2 49.4 21.5 Source
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How are we doing? { Averages: mean and median. { 3 person society: 0$,$50k,$1M { Mean: 0+50,000+1,000,000=350,000 { Median: middle point so that half are above and half below: 50,000 { Median is more meaningful for talking about income distributions
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Median household income, 2006 { Overall: $48,000/year” { “White”-headed household: $50,000 { “Black”-headed household: $32,000 { Ratio fairly stable since 1970. Median income of black families is about 60% of that of white families.
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People in poverty { 1978 – 24M; 11% (lowest since 1959) { 2006 – 36,500,000 Americans
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This note was uploaded on 04/03/2008 for the course SOCIOLOGY 102 taught by Professor Mcdonald during the Spring '08 term at Rutgers.

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