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Unformatted text preview: Week 9: Intelligence and Class Structure October 20, 2010 3 Components of Stratification • Institutional Processes • Distributions of Goods Across Positions • Mobility Stratification Systems 1. 2. $ Positions Positions Herrnstein and Murray • Cognitive ability over money, power, status • Emergence of cognate elite would lead to the democracy of higher education explosion of opportunities to attend college. • More efficient sorting processes o College population grew o Link between acceptance & IQ o Colleges continue to sort students by cognitive ability • Factors that led to the competitive edge of the elites o Television helped reduce the psychic distance o Ease of long distance travel costs for flights and trains declined o Increased demand for scarce goods competing for access • Cognitive elite and occupation o Cognitive ability explains why some people get the best jobs and some people get the worst jobs. ...
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