10 terms

Sociology 101: Chapter 9 - Global Stratification

The virus that causes AIDS
A closed system of social stratification in which a person's social position is defined by law, and membership is established mainly by inheritance
Estate System
A category of people who share similar opportunities and similar economic and vocational positions, lifestyles, attitudes and behavoiors
Social Class
An explanation of global economic differences that emphasizes that the economic positions or the rich and poor nations are linked and cannot be understood apart from each other
Dependency Theory
The Hindu caste system based on the parts of the Hindu god Pursa
An explanation of the economic differences among countries that maintains that these differences result from technological and cultural differences
Modernization Theory
The most rigid form of global stratification based on ascribed characteristics
Caste System
One of the most prevalent child killers in developing nations
Acute respiratory illness
The degree of difference in standard of living among the countries of the world
Global Stratification
Social hierarchy with greater mobility and based largely on occupation and achieved status
Class System