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Annette Lareau. Unequal Childhoods: Class, Race, and Family Life
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Broader social structures Income and wealth inequality. Richest 10% of families own 80% of all real estate (other than family homes), 90% of stocks & bonds, 60% of money in bank accounts. U.S. 1/5 of all children live below poverty level (2/5 of African American children
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2010 NYT article, on 2009 Census data The share of residents in poverty climbed to 14.3 percent in 2009 (one in 7), the highest level recorded since 1994. The rise was steepest for children (one in 5).
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Whites was 9.4 percent African Americans 25.8 percent H Hispanics 25.3 percent. Asians 12.5 percent
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How are children actually raised into a class- based habitus that primes them for absorbing class-based cultural capital? Dominant set of cultural repertoires a cultural structure about how children should be raised: “ideology of intensive motherhood” (Hays cited, p. 132) Class-based cultural capital -> transmission of class advantage
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This note was uploaded on 09/15/2011 for the course SOCI 1 taught by Professor Blair-loy during the Fall '10 term at UCSD.

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