SYG9 - Slides for Friday, October 23 Social Mobility and...

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Slides for Friday, October 23 Social Mobility and Poverty
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Social Mobility Movement from one social standing to another Open vs. closed system – how much social mobility is allowed within a social system
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Where you start out has a substantial impact on where you will end up Some upward social mobility does occur, but social class tends to reproduce itself Consequences are worse for the lower end of the spectrum
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Poverty Text pg 203-209 Absolute poverty – being unable to provide basic necessities (food, clothing, shelter) Relative poverty – when people are poor in relation to the majority Official poverty line (poverty threshold) Minimal amount of money required for the subsistence level of life Poverty line vs. dream line (p 203)
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The Feminization of Poverty Single women, especially mothers, more likely to be in poverty Found globally and in US
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Disproportionately affects children, mothers Not all racial minorities (percentages vs. counts)
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This note was uploaded on 01/26/2011 for the course SYG 2000 taught by Professor Joos during the Spring '08 term at University of Florida.

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SYG9 - Slides for Friday, October 23 Social Mobility and...

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