the unequal distribution of wealth, power, or prestige among members of a society
a society's system of ranking categories of people in a hierarchy
a category of people who have similar social standing or rank in society
change in a position within the social hierarchy
social stratification based on ascription or birth
social system with very little opportunity to move from one class to another
stratification based on both birth and meritocracy
social stratification based on personal merit
social system with ample opportunities to move from one class to another
5% of the U.S. population
40-45% of U.S. population
30% of U.S. population
20% of U.S. population
degree of consistency in a person's social standing across various dimensions of social inequality
cultural beliefs that justify stratification
social stratification is universal because of its functional, even beneficial consequences
bourgeoisie and proletariat
class status is the product of wealth/class, prestige/status, and power
lack of resources of some people in relation to those who have more
lack of resources that is life-threatening
Feminization of Poverty
trend of women making up an increasing proportion of the poor
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