Chap 8 Flashcards - Flashcardsfor Sociology100 Chapter8 STRATIFICATIONAND SOCIALMOBILITYIN THEUNITEDSTATES Absolutepoverty Aminimumlevelof

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1 Flashcards for Sociology 100 Chapter 8 STRATIFICATION AND SOCIAL MOBILITY IN THE UNITED STATES Absolute poverty A minimum level of subsistence below which no family should be expected to live. Achieved status A social position that a person attains largely through his or her own efforts.
2 Ascribed status A social position that is assigned to a person by society without regard for the person’s unique talents or characteristics. Bourgeoisie Karl Marx’s term for the capitalist class, comprising the owners of the means of production. Capitalism An economic system in which the means of production are held largely in private hands and the main incentive for economic activity is the accumulation of profits.
3 Class

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