Soc 150, Week 9
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Date Created: 03/24/16
SOC 150 Week Nine (March 21 and 23 ) rd Contains: Chapter 10: The Architecture of Stratification Terms and Definitions: Stratification: Ranking system for groups of people that perpetuates unequal rewards and life chances in society Poverty: Absolute Poverty: Inability to afford the minimal requirements for sustaining a reasonably healthy existence Relative Poverty: Individuals’ economic position compared to the living standards of the majority in the society Poverty line: Amount of yearly income a family requires to meet its basic needs, according to the federal government Poverty rate: Percentage of people whose income falls below the poverty line Class Stratification: Upper: 5% Middle: 45% Working :35% Lower: 15% Wealth= Value of everything you own – debt Income: Money people earn from work
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