Upper Middle class people are more trusting Middle class adolescents put off

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Upper-Middle class people are more trusting Middle class adolescents put off intercourse longer than do lower-class 80% of adults with a graduate degree identify as “pro-choice” vs. less than 50% of those with high school or less Parents’ values, by class Lower Middle A happy child is… Desirable Desirable Child behaves well through… Obedience to Authority Self Control Nonconformity dealt with… Strong punishment Tolerance Innovation? Stick to old ways Open to innovation Other people are… Not trustworthy Basically Good Job Characteristics, by class Lower Middle Job Characteristics Close Supervision Work Independently Tasks Repetitive Varied Work with… Things Other people and/or data Status -Referred by Weber as the level of prestige or social honor by occupation Occupational prestige -Prestige given according to occupation Social mobility - Structural, Horizontal, Vertical Intergenerational, Intragenerational
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Chapter 13 Life chances (see the glossary in the index) -The probabilities concerning the fate an individual can expect in life -Probability the individual will obtain good health, education, autonomy, and a long life Effects of parents’ social class on children’s life chances Health -Long-term health consequences for children -Mortality (death) and morbidity (sickness) rates are negatively related to social class -Poverty is related to delays in physical development -Poor children are more likely to suffer from serious psychological distress Education -Parental income has an effect on whether children finish high school and attend or graduate from college -Poverty has an especially strong impact on very young children -Children who do not attend preschool have fewer skills and are disadvantaged compared to children who do Working life -Men who grow up in poor families tend to work less hours per year and earn less per hour than men who grew up in middle-class houses -Growing up in poor families reduces men’s annual earnings by more than 40% Crime and justice -Poor people are more likely to be victims of all kinds of crime -People from the lower class who break the law are more likely to be arrested, less likely to be released on bail, and more likely to be convicted and sent to prison than people from high-classes that break the law
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Reproduction of class structure??? how does class structure get reproduced. Two types of theory - cultural and structural explanations. Cultural explanations of reproduction of the class structure poverty Based on 2 assumptions: -1st people in different social classes have different patterns of values, beliefs, and behavioral norms, which they pass on to their children via socialization (Davis)
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  • Spring '08
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  • Sociology

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