The Decline of Inequality

The Decline of Inequality - a. Lower birth rate i. Children...

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The Decline of Inequality 1. Trends in social inequality in Industrial Era: a. Decline of inequality within industrial societies b. Increase of inequality between different societies 2. How has inequality changed within industrial societies: a. Equality of woman has greatly increased in the last 100 years b. No slavery (slavery is not permitted by any industrial societies) c. More economic equality d. State programs that aid the poor e. Educational equality (public education is available to anyone) f. Decrease in child labor g. Increase in political equality h. More legal equality i. More ethnic and racial inequality 3. What are the reasons inequality has changed within industrial societies?
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Unformatted text preview: a. Lower birth rate i. Children are economic liabilities, as opposed to the economic assets they were in the agrarian era. b. democratic ideology c. complexity of industrial technology i. decrease in the number of people capable of manual labor ii. elites cant monopolize iii. demands equal distribution of goods d. mass production e. elites have more wealth, but dont share f. mass media g. mass education h. factories i. elites trade wealth for prestige j. labor shortage in frontier societies k. jobs are compatible with childbearing and breastfeeding...
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This note was uploaded on 02/23/2011 for the course SOCY 105 taught by Professor Mogadam during the Spring '05 term at Maryland.

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