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Social Class notes - Social Class Social Stratification and...

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Unformatted text preview: Social Class Social Stratification and the Family I. What is “social class?” Social Stratification and the Family Cont. The Social Classes of Today: The Impact of Economic Restructuring Technological Changes Loss of skilled and semi­skilled jobs to developing countries Nonstandard employment Entry­level jobs hard hit Social Class and the Family In most of the 20th Century: Today: $10.00 $113.8 2 $20.00 $30.00 $40.00 $50.00 $60.00 $0.00 Source: National Compensation Survey: data.bls.gov/ncs Hourly Wage Rates by Occupation, 2004 Federal Minimum Wage $5.15/hour Ai rli ne Ae Pil ot ro sp s & a C N om ce a En vig p. . gi Sy ne st em ers s an a Ph ly. ys Ph i cia R n eg ar is m te El re acis em d t en Nu rs Pr ta es ery K te an ac d he An K r im tea ch al C er C hi ar ld Ca eta ke Pa re rk Wr in o g Lo rke Au t A r tte to . M nd . Sa ech an le s, i Ap c El ev p So are at or l ci ol in og st al is l. t & re pa ir Social Class and the Family: A Complex Relationship Social Class and Childrearing Job experiences affect childrearing values Socialization of children… Class Differences in Family Life Family lives differ from social class to social class Dependent upon: Social Class Socialization Impacts Future Labor Market Outcome Lareau argues that middle­class children have advantages in school and later job market: Social Class is Reproduced from One Generation to the Next Children receive messages that encourage or discourage social mobility. Expected to reproduce your parents’ well­being or do slightly better but not too well… ...
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This note was uploaded on 03/02/2011 for the course SOC 415 taught by Professor Jenniferglick during the Fall '10 term at ASU.

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