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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 it’s children like it does special athletes?...
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