102-22 SOCIAL INEQUALITY

102-22 SOCIAL INEQUALITY - Social inequality - three kinds...

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Social inequality -- three kinds of social ranking systems -- three lessons about stratification
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First, some facts about social inequality in the United States: 1% of the people in the US control 48% of its wealth The next 19% control 46% of its wealth The bottom 80% control 6% of its wealth
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And then some other facts about social inequality in the U.S: The average GPA for the self-made millionaire in this country is 2.7 There is a lot of (income) inequality between (adult) siblings
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Kinds of social ranking systems: Egalitarian societies Rank societies Stratified societies: Caste Class
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Basic features of stratification as a principle of social ranking: The presence of marked inequalities in access of wealth, power, and prestige These inequalities are based on unequal access to productive resources Unequal access to such resources has a tendency to be inheritable
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More on caste (compared to class): Castes are organized Marriage restrictions (caste endogamy)
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This note was uploaded on 03/01/2011 for the course ANT 102 taught by Professor Jameseder during the Fall '08 term at ASU.

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