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Unformatted text preview: in regard to the work force, salaries and wages are based on the importance of a position and the relative scarcity of qualified personnel, nevertheless that principle only helps those in the higher level jobs, while devaluing the work performed by certain segments of society, such as women who work in the home or the lower status work in places such as fast food restaurants. In that sense, stratification only helps to make the divisions between classes even wider....
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- Spring '10