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Social Stratification
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Definition: Stratification A hierarchical arrangement of social groups into social classes that have unequal access to power, privilege, prestige, and wealth.
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Given two indices of class, income and occupation, a sociologist can make a list of predictions What part of town he lives. Size and style of house. Interior decorating (pictures on wall, books, etc. Kind of music listened to (concerts, CD, radio) Which clubs and church belong to Manner of speech (vocabulary, syntax)
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Stratification Predictions Number of children he has sired. Likelihood of getting certain diseases Life expectancy Will subject agree to be interviewed
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Two Types of Stratification 1. Ascribed (closed inflexible) Race Gender Birth order Age Physical characteristics (size, coloring, etc.) Parents’ status
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Two Types of Stratification 2. Achieved Wealth (possessions, etc.) Profession Skill Knowledge
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Characteristics of Stratification
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1. Social Decided by society’s values Changing Sub groups
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2. Ancient Stratification has existed since societies have existed.
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3. Ubiquitous Everywhere and at all levels
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