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The Reach of Social ClassSocial class affects personal lifeChoice of husband or wife: emphasizes family tradition and continuity;importance of ancestry and historyDivorce: difficult daily life of the lower classes, likelihood of spouse and alcoholabuseChild-rearing: lower class parents are more concerned their children conform toconventional norms, and obey authority figures.Middle class parents encouragecreativity and independenceEducation: attainment moves up with the social ladder; upper-class children go toprivate schoolReligion: all aspects of religious orientation follows class lines; classes cluster indifferent denominationsPolitics: views and involvement reflect social class; rich and poor walk differentpolitical paths; working class=NDP, higher classes most likely to vote liberal orconservativeCrime and Criminal Justice System: white-collar crimes are more likely to bedealt with outside of the Criminal Justice System, while street crimes of lowerclasses are dealt with by the police; more crimes reported in lower classneighbourhoods; lower class more likely to be arrested, on probation, or onparoleSocial MobilityThree types1.Intergenerational mobility: refers to adult children ending up on a differentrung of the social class ladder than parents.By moving up the socialladder the person experiencesupward social mobilityor the oppositeoccurs when they move down the social ladder (downward socialmobility)
2.Structural mobility: refers to changes in society that cause large numbersof people to move up and down the class ladder3.Exchange mobility: occurs when large numbers of people move up ordown the social class ladder, but on balance the proportions of the socialclasses remain about the samePovertyLone parents, seniors, recent immigrants, off-reserve Aboriginals, persons withactivity limitationsLICO: low income cut-offsHigh rates of Aboriginal poverty suggest that impoverishment is an issue in theseareasRace/ethnicity, education, age, disability and head of household gender is astrong predictor of povertyHighly educated recent immigrants find themselves in low skill, low-income jobsPoverty among old people droppedFeminization of poverty: the global tendency for adult women to outnumber menamong the impoverished population; the tendency is embedded in women’straditional roles in the family and economyPeople with disabilities experience higher rates of unemploymentGrowing poverty means a less of a chance at a good educationPoor tend to be trapped in a culture of povertyValues and behaviours of the poor make them fundamentally differentCulture of poverty approach assumes many poor people are lazy and bringpoverty on themselvesNothing to do with the individual but the individuals opportunity and chancesFocus on individual or social structureCanada has a problem with delayed stratificationPoverty lineoGeography, race/ethnicity, education, age (seniors and children), women,

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Sociology, The Land, Industrialized Nations

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