Michael Yeh Week 3 Arguments In The Moral Underground, Dodson argues that there is a moral failing with the current economic system. In Recession Raises Poverty Rate to 15-Year High, Eckholm elucidates the trends of the recent recession and the efforts made to alleviate its effects. In Unequal Childhoods: Class, Race, and Family Life, Laureau describes the differences in life chances associated with a working-poor and a middle class childhood. Concepts 1. Concerted Cultivation – An effort on the part of parents to ensure that their child(ren) is/are exposed to a plethora of experiences that contribute to their bank of cultural capital. 2. Natural Growth – A laissez-faire approach to parenting, it is embodied by control on the part of the child to manage much of his or her own upbringing, i.e. managing time, play, and learning. 3. Cultural Capital – Experiences and their associated skills and knowledge that serve to empower an individual in society. Comparisons
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