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STRATIFICATION 13:31 Stratification System through which individuals are group into categories, or strata, according to their  social status Strata Categories of people who are similar Ascribed characteristics (given at birth) Gender, race/ethnicity  Achieved characteristics (acquired with age and experience) Education, occupation Social status Position in society that is located in a particular social institution and associated with  certain roles Definitions Stratification system Relatively fixed, hierarchical arrangement in which groups have different access to  resources, power, and perceived self worth.  system of structured inequality Types of stratification systems  Estate system  Ownership of property and exercise of power is monopolized by an elite group ie: Feudal systems Caste systems Location in the stratification system is determined by an ascribed status Rigid hierarchy of classes 
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This note was uploaded on 02/27/2012 for the course SOC 101 taught by Professor Britton during the Fall '08 term at Syracuse.

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