Theories of Stratificatio1

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Theories of Stratification • They note that the system can be weakened when • Capable individuals are overlooked • Elite groups control the avenues of training • Parents influence and wealth determine status • Societies must adjust to get people into the needed occupations • Societies have to do this to compete with other societies and maintain survivalibility Theories of Stratification
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Unformatted text preview: Critique of functionalism Inequality may be necessary but at what price Functionalist say some jobs require special skills NBA athlete earns $4.1 million because he can generate income for owners, advertisers and media giants First year teachers make $30.496 a year Does this mean society does not care about its children like it does special athletes?...
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This note was uploaded on 11/22/2011 for the course SCIE SYG2000 taught by Professor Bernhardt during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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