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Theory and Stratification
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Which of the following is NOT a way for societies to attract the most talented people to the most important jobs?
According to structural functionalism, what is a benefit of stratification?
Stratification ensures that there are individuals to do every job needed, even the less desirable jobs, within the societal structure.
Which of the following is an example of a job that is not vital for society but has a higher salary, more prestige, and more social privileges attached to it?
Jimmy is an intelligent young adult who wants to become a scientist researching alternative energy sources. However, Jimmy's family cannot afford to send him to college, and he must begin working to support his new daughter. Which of the following theories might explain Jimmy's situation best?
Conflict theory because family income is playing a bigger role in Jimmy's education than his ability
theorists believe that stratification leads to disorder in society.
Which of the following is an example of a job that is vital for society but has a lower salary, less prestige, and fewer social privileges attached to it?
Which of the following is a criticism of the structural functionalist view of stratification?
The most talented and skilled individuals do not always have the money or access to education that allows them to attain the most vital jobs.
Family is the best predictor of whether or not someone will attend college.
Social is the ranking of entire groups of people that perpetuates unequal rewards and life chances in society.
theorists believe that societies have an inevitable need for order.
How does social stratification develop in societies with a surplus?
Humans pursue their own best interests and attempt to accumulate as much as they can, which creates division between classes.
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