David gordon alternative 10 tips for better health

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David Gordon: alternative 10 tips for better health - Don’t be poor. If you can, stop. If you can’t, try not to be poor for long - Don’t have poor parents - Own a car - Don’t work in a stressful, low paid manual job - Don’t live in damp low quality housing - Be able to afford to go on a foreign holiday and sunbathe - Practice not losing your job and don’t become unemployed - Take up all benefits you are entitled to, if you are unemployed, retired or sick or disabled - Don’t live next to a busy major road or near a polluting factory - Learn how to fill in the complex housing benefit/asylum application forms before you become homeless or destitute Stratification and inequality - Inequality: long-term existence of significant differences in access to goods and services among social groups - Intergenerational mobility: movement experienced by family members from one generation to the next - Intragenerational mobility: movement of individuals within their own lifetime
Soci 100C November 16, 2012 Global Stratification - World bank income group classifications o High income: $12 246 15% of the world’s population Over 65% of worlds annual income output o Middle income: $1006 12275 71.1% of the world 31% of world’s annual income output o Low income: 1005 or less 12% of the world’s population 3- 4% of the world’s annual output o Measured by per person gross nation income (GNS) GNI (annual goods and services) / (Total population) o Orient different forms of economic aid Degree of aid from japan and Haiti different o Changes in global stratification Overall standard of living has risen slowly across the globe Masks substantial differences between countries Gains in high and middle income countries Living standards in lower income countries have declined o Rich getting richer poor getting poorer Gap between rich and poor countries has widened over last quarter century - Market oriented theories of global stratification o Free market (unrestrained capitalism) is best avenue to economic growth o Government bureaucracy should not dictate which goods to produce, prices to charge or how much to pay workers o Inspired theories that low income societies can develop economically only if they give up traditional ways - Dependency theories of Global stratification o Global capitalism creates a class of countries manipulated by more powerful countries Etc MNCs principal agent of global exploitation o Lower income countries locked in spiral of exploitation and poverty (and war) o An extension of systems of empires
Class as social stratification Nov 19, 2012 - Relative location of a person or group within a larger society, based on wealth, power, prestige or other values resources - Defining characteristics of class inequality o Fluid o Not assigned at birth o Economically based o Large and impersonal Sociological Definitions of Class *****may appear on exam***** - Max Weber o Economic category o Determined by a person’s market situation o Status groups: vary in honour and prestige - Karl Marx o

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