SOCI of Poverty (Part 10)
3. What is the basis of Karl Marxs theory of class?
a. Class is a by-product of the Industrial Revolution.
b. Modern societies are divided into those who own the means of production and those who sell
c. People with
SOCI of Poverty (Part 9)
Does inequality affect you?
The U.S. economy is changing; that means changing jobs, changing wages, and new
Inequality has been on the rise for the past three to four decades.
Chapter 7: Stratification, Class, and Ine
SOCI of Poverty (Part 8)
What we know is that low earnings (often based on a low minimum wage) make it very hard to
Also, the poor have less educational attainment, less health insurance, and more broadly,
diminished life chances.
Gender and po
SOCI of Poverty (Part 7)
The American middle class
The United States understands itself as a middle-class society.
This fits with strongly held ideologies, including classlessness, meritocracy, and the work ethic.
Middle-class ideologies tend to promote t
SOCI of Poverty (Part 5)
Webers multidimensional approach is attractive to those who believe that social prestige and
power can be independent of economics.
Functionalist theorists attempt to understand what role inequality plays
SOCI of Poverty (Part 4)
In modern societies, class systems dominate.
While class systems do allow for social mobility, opportunities are not evenly distributed across
Class has a significant impact on many aspects of life, in
SOCI of Poverty (Part 3)
Discuss reasons why some social groups are more likely to find themselves in poverty.
You must make references to at least two different social groups.
Do your own personal research and develop your ideas with reference to studies
SOCI of Poverty (Part 2)
Immediate Gratification, when people want pleasures now and do not work for the future
Fatalism, when people think, what will be and assume they cannot escape from a bad
Poor people do not have a good work ethic and expe
SOCI of Poverty (Part 1)
Peter Townsend said that people who do not have what other people take for granted are
Look at the list he drew up. Do you agree with all of the points?
No holiday way from home in the las