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the hierarchical arrangement of large social groups based on their control over basic resources
Max Weber's term for the extent to wich individuas of have access to important societal resources such as food, clothing, shelter, education, and health care
the movement of individuals or groups from one level in a stratificaion system to another
the social movement (upward or downward) of individuals within their own lifetime
a system of social inequality in wih people's status is permanently determined at burth based on their parents' ascribed characteristics
a type of stratification based on the ownership and control of resources and on the type of work that people do
(bourgeoisie) Karl Marx's term for the class that consissts of those who own and control the means of production
(proletariat) those who must sell their labor to the owners in order to earn enough money to survive
a combined measure that, in order to determine class location, attempts to classify individuals, families, or households in terms of factors such as income, occupation, and education
those who are poor, seldom employed, and caught in long-term deprivation that results from low levels of education and income and high rates of unemployment
official poverty line
the federal income standard that is based on what is considered to be the minimum amount of money required for living att a subsistence level
a level of economic deprivation that exists when people do not have the means to secure the most basic necessities of life
feminization of peverty
the trend in wich women are dis proportionatley represented among individuals living in poverty
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