April 10, 2013
Weekly Memo: The Secrets of Princeton& Bobos in Paradise
Both of these articles emphasize the unspoken truth that those who are rich try their
hardest to marry someone who is of a similar financial ra
Theme 1) Potential consequences of being in the working class
Risk of economic deprivation
o Child Abuse
Theme 2) Daily lifestyles differ from those who are working class
Society is made of have
3:30 to 5:30 Monday December 19th 2016
50 MC 1 pt each
Info from the book
Race and ethnic stratification
The rich, the working class, and the poor
Pay attention to the hypotheses
o Kuznets hypothesis
Inequality goes up in early phas
This is not Fox News All opinions must be defended by evidence.
Theme: How is it that people of privilege know how to interact with other people of privilege?
This is known as social/cultural capital. A lack of cultural capital can
To what degree do people differ by race in regards to scarce resources?
Does the status attainment process differ by race and ethnicity?
How easy was it for Zhe to overcome her difficulties?
How easy was it for Spa to overcome her difficult
Status Attainment in the US
By: Brendan Hastings
I watched Elizabeth Warrens 2012 Democratic Convention address. Her speech illustrated her
feelings about status attainment in the United States today. It is clear that she believes the game is
Those who participate in politics are able to vote for people who will gather resources on their
constituents behalf. The winners get more resources and the losers have to deal with it
Democracy is a non-violent way to compete for resources
Eliminating the Motherhood Penalty
By Brendan Hastings
Around the world, mothers have been paid significantly less than women who do not
have children and men. For various reasons, mothers are seen as less dedicated, less capable, or
less valuable to thei
Deep thoughts Spice loss commercial
What do these commercials tell us about being a man?
Masculinity any performance which represents femininity is a way to jeopardize
your self image. Masculinity at question.
Spice loss- these men are going throug
Division of Labor at home:
Women giving more of care taking activities
Overall time spent in paid work and time spent in household workwomen are working more hours.
Second shift women go to work and come home to a second shift.
Relevancy problem in Accounting
The field of accounting has always faced the problem of relevancy due to the advancements in
technology and changes in
Memo March 5th:
Betsy Lucal is a woman who doesnt present herself in a orthodox feminine
manner. In this article she explains her experiences as a women who is often mistaken to
be a man. She provides insight to this idea that Gender is someth
Sex- biological criteria from classifying males from females- in some
cases sex as also being socially influenced. ( male female ). Example of
intersex people. Not clear if they fit into male or female. Social process in
Inequality has been a source of concern in American society. American society
believes in this idea and notion of the equal chance and opportunity. If one were to
look at history one would be able to see how men who started of
Black Wealth/White Wealth establishes the idea that wealth not income uncovers
inequality between blacks and whites in America. The author talks about the lack of
wealth and assets which African Americans poses- and their inability to weather periods
Pamela Stone talks about women who leave their careers in order to
become full-time mothers as opting out. Stone points out that contrary to
medias views, women are not opting out but are instead being pushed out of
Exam MCPS short answer essay question.
Distributions of Power
1) Pluralistic Model
a. Many interests groups prevent one group from gaining control over a
country. IDEA is that there is a diffusion among these groups, and
each one prevents other
Gender and Work:
Turning to the Workplace:
1) The Ideal Woker- norm since the 1950s. Someone who can work 40
hours a week, all year along. Take a little time off. Not a very family
friendly workplace. Many men who are in high paying jobs- they
Inner-City Generational Disadvantages
Inner-city children face three large inter-generational disadvantages: their parents often have
very low educational and occupational prestige, their parents often have very few resources whic
Affirmative Action Reaction #5
Affirmative Action has helped narrow the racial achievement gap between whites and
minorities. However, there still remains today a large achievement gap between the two groups. I am of
the belief that affir
Reaction Paper #3
The presence of a significant other plays a critical role in the occupational placement of a person.
A significant other is defined as someone who is close to the person, either a spouse, a family member, a
March 27, 2013
Weekly Memo: The Glass Escalator: Hidden Advantages for Men in the Female
It is very rare to find a specific job that an equal amount of men and women take part in, but
the four that conta
March 6, 2013
Weekly Memo: Should Affirmative Action Policies Be Discontinued?
Affirmative action was put in place as an effort to increase the educational and
occupational opportunities that are available to minori
February 27, 2013
Weekly Memo: Jobless Poverty: A New Form of Social Dislocation in the Inner-City Ghetto
In this article, Wilson addresses a new kind of poverty. There have always been people in
this country living
February 20, 2013
Weekly Memo: Is Government Dominated By Big Business?
During the 1950-1960s, many people in the United States began to agree with the Pluralist
view that because there are so many influential elite
February 13, 2013
Weekly Memo: Nickel- And- Dimed on (Not) Getting By In America
Taking a break from her life as a middle-class journalist, Barbara Ehrenreich decided to
discover what life is like living in poverty.
February 5, 2013
Weekly Memo: Is Economic Inequality Beneficial to Society?
While on opposing ends of the argument, both George Gilder and William Ryan made
very detailed, thought-provoking points to support or deny
March 1, 2013
The Possibility of Social Mobility Within The United States
Many people venture to the United States with high hopes of what they will be to
achieve in their lifetime. They dream of coming to America,
10/19 How an entire group of people be structurally disadvantaged FACTS Minorities have- limited access to land, educational attainment, occupational attainment, access to federal benefits o Pieces of scarce resources that everybody wants/needs 1. Acquisi
Reaction Page #4
I am of the belief that most people can work hard and achieve a life better than the one they
current have. However, it is clear that there are structural obstacles that hinder a persons ability to
change their station in
What is more responsible for explaining gender differences in pay? Productivity or discrimination?
I would argue that discrimination plays a larger role in explaining the difference in pay between
men and women. There are a few different
The two main mechanisms the rich use to maintain their wealth is trusts and companies. Trusts
are fiduciary arrangements that allow a third party (trustee), to hold assets on behalf of beneficiaries.
They are ways of avoiding probate suit
Read supplemental reading for 10-26s class
Equal opportunity pledges non-discrimination
What does it mean to level the playing field?
Quotas insulated minority applicants from competition and thus far were unconstitutional but race could
be used as
September 26, 2016
Occupational Prestige in Collegiate Athletics
At UMass there is a clear and observable hierarchy amongst the athletic teams. The most
prestigious team in my opinion would be the football team. Although the foot