Week 8, Class Notes, Social Stratification

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Week 8, Class Notes, Social Stratification “When I give food to the poor, people call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, people call me a communist.” –Dom Helda Camara Social stratification - hierarchical arrangement of groups, social classes, or castes in a given society, usually based on income or occupation 2007 Census Statistics (taken directly from www.census.gov ) equivalence-adjusted income […] may be a better income measure because it takes into consideration the number of people living in the household and how these people share resources and take advantage of economies of scale.” [this measure does not account for wealth ] o Lowest quintile: 3.7% of income o Second quintile: 9.6 o Middle quintile: 15.3 o Fourth quintile: 22.9 o Highest quintile: 48.5 o Top 5%: 21.1 2007 per capita income by race: o White, non-Hispanic: $31,051 o Asian: $29,901 o Black: $18,428 o Hispanic, any race: $15,603 Median income for full-time year-round workers varies for men (about $45,000) and
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This note was uploaded on 03/24/2011 for the course SOCIOLOGY 101 taught by Professor Clarke during the Fall '08 term at Rutgers.

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