Lecture 9 - Soc120 Lecture9 23:39 Review Classandstatus

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Soc 120 Lecture 9 23:39 Review Class and status Class- economic differences Status- groups that require mutual recognition of its numbers In order to belong not only do you have to think, you have to be recognized as a  member by the other members Education Prestige Mutual recognitions Cut across class classifications  Poverty  Two measures of poverty- there are many different ways to define poverty Absolute  Old measure Focuses on food security If they make less than three times necessary to buy the economy food diet  Relative  Takes into account not just absolute earnings of an individual, but how those earnings  relate  Different amounts of money mean different things in different places  Relative spending ability  Economic inequality 
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Rise in single living Influx of wives  Social stratification and family- by education Marriage Increase in median age at marriage across the board College grads marry latest but are also most likely to marry eventually (catch up  marriage) Highest overall probability to marry EVER If someone without a high school graduation marries, they will probably marry early-less  likely to marry in general If someone with a college graduation, they will marry late but are more likely to marry Divorce Decrease among college graduates Increase for everyone else Fertility  College grads- postpone childbirth and marriage 
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Lecture 9 - Soc120 Lecture9 23:39 Review Classandstatus

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