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Unformatted text preview: Week 3: Introduction to the Course Aug. 27, 2010 The Matthew Effect • Making sense of the skewed age difference o Those born earlier are prone to perform better than those born later o Age advantage= attention; gives players an incentive and the confidence to do better o Meritocracy; privileging age over skill o The advantage goes on to create the disadvantaged Systems of Stratification ...
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This note was uploaded on 12/12/2010 for the course SOCIOLOGY 81846 taught by Professor Smith during the Fall '10 term at Berkeley.

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