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The Under-class (1 percent) See William Julius Wilson (1980, 1987) A. Dating and Marriage Children tend to seek out those who act, speak, and have the same cultural values as themselves. The upper class also arranges social events such that upper class children meet only upper class children. B. Socialization Class also shapes values and norms and these norms and values in turn determine how people act in social settings like school and occupation. Middle-class children grow up valuing independence more than working-class people while working-class people prefer conformity. C. Health In general the higher the social class, the greater the life expectancy. The poor are subject to more infant deaths and disease than the upper classes. Rates of mental illness also go up as social class goes down and the poor are less likely to receive
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Unformatted text preview: treatment. The higher level of stress is one explanation for higher rates of mental illness. D. Formal Education Class correlates with education in a number of ways. Since education is community based, class determines the quality of teachers and curriculum. Teachers have middle class backgrounds and, therefore, work better with students "like themselves." The importance of education receives greater emphasis in upper classes, therefore, children of the upper classes are more likely to attend college. 1970 Educational levels Upper class 88 percent attend college Lower middle 64 percent attend college Upper working 40 percent attend college Lower working 15 percent attend college (Data from Charon, 333:1986)...
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This note was uploaded on 11/08/2011 for the course SCIE SYG2000 taught by Professor Bernhardt during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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