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A system in which groups of people are divided into layers according to their relative power, property, and prestige
Definition of Stratification
Sociologists that invented the structural functional theory of social stratification
Davis and Moore
This consequence of social class states that as you go up the social class ladder, parents and others are more likely to assist the young person in their choice of a marriage mate
This consequence of social class states working class people are more likely to prefer Democrats who generally feel that the government should intervene in the economy to make citizens financially secure
Societies in a caste system practice ______, marriage within their own group, and prohibit intermarriage
Based not on race but on religion, the ____ has existed for almost three thousand years
In the racial caste system in the US, all whites, even if they were poor and uneducated, considered themselves to have a higher status than ALL ______.
A _____ is much more open, for it is based primarily on money or material possessions, which can be aquired
A ____ goes into effect at birth, when children are ascribed the status of their parents, but, in this system, unlike the others, individuals can change their social class by what they achieve (or fail to achieve) in life
A major characteristic of the class system, then, is its relatively fluid boundaries. A class system allows ____, movement up or down the class ladder
_____ has a class system that can be divided into a lower, a middle, and an upper class
Great Britain's population is about evenly divided between _____
Middle class & Lower (Working) class
A large group of people who rank closely to one another in property, power, and prestige
Comes in many forms, such as buildings, land, animals, machinery, cars, stocks, bonds, businesses, furniture, jewelry, and bank accounts
When you add up the value of someone's property and subtract that person's debts, you have what sociologists call _____
When grown-up children end up on a different rung of the social class ladder from the one occupied by their parents
Refers to changes in society that allow large numbers of people to move up or down the class ladder
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