Social Stratificatio1

Social Stratificatio1 - Social status is hereditary based...

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Social Stratification Social stratification refers to the division of society into different social classes defined by different socioeconomic status (lower working class, working class, middle class, etc.) Systems of social stratification can be open or closed. In an open system there is an opportunity to move from one social class to another (achieved status) In a closed system of stratification is little or no opportunity to advance from one social class to another.
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Unformatted text preview: Social status is hereditary, based on a group characteristic. • Social mobility--the movement from one socioeconomic status to another (individual, collective) • Upward social mobility--to move to a higher social class • Horizontal social mobility -- to move to a better socioeconomic status within the same social class • Downward social mobility-- to move to a lower social class...
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