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#1 Q

Max Weber considered these three factors important in analyzing SOCIAL STRATIFICATION
#1 A

1) Economic dimensions
2) Political dimensions
3) Social PRESTIGE
#2 Q

The term describing the form of poverty where people lack the basic necessities of life
#2 A

ABSOLUTE POVERTY
#3 Q

In 2001, this was the income poverty level for a family of four
#3 A

$17,960
#4 Q

List the three Reagan administration policies mentioned in the text that contributed to the rich getting richer while the poor got poorer
#4 A

Three policies:
1) Deregulation of business
2) A decrease in tax rates for the wealthy
3) Cutbacks in government poverty programs
#5 Q

In the U.S., executive salaries are this
#5 A

Highest in the world
#6 Q

The majority of the poor people in the U.S. belong to this group
#6 A

Non-hispanic whites
#7 Q

This is the one characteristic that is true of most of the poor in the U.S.
#7 A

Most are ill, disabled or in school
#8 Q

This is the #1 reason why so many more teenagers get pregnant in the U.S. than in other countries
#8 A

They are less likely to use contraceptives
#9 Q

This was the government policy for dealing with low wages and high unemployment during the 1980's
#9 A

Fighting inflation rather than unemployment
#10 Q

This group was hardest hit by cutbacks in governmental anti-poverty programs during the 1980's
#10 A

The WORKING POOR and NEAR-POOR
#11 Q

This is true regarding the homeless in the U.S.
#11 A

There has been an increase in the proportions of homeless families and homeless women & children
#12 Q

List three causes of DEINDUSTRIALIZATION in the U.S., as identified in the text
#12 A

Three causes:
1) Industrial automation
2) International competition
3) Relocation of jobs out of the U.S.
#13 Q

This is the system of SOCIAL STRATIFICATION that has the best potential for SOCIAL MOBILITY
#13 A

CLASS SYSTEM
#14 Q

This system of SOCIAL STRATIFICATION is based upon land ownership and often entails formal titles
#14 A

ESTATE SYSTEM
#15 Q

The term for when a social system grows in better-paying, higer-status, and white collar jobs with shrinking blue collar jobs
#15 A

STRUCTURAL MOBILITY
#16 Q

List three formulations of social class identified in the text as being used by today's sociologists
#16 A

Three formulations:
1) MARXIAN DEFINITION
2) COMPOSITE APPROACH
3) SUBJECTIVE CLASS APPROACH
#17 Q

The approach to the study of social class ("formulation") that considers income, wealth, education and occupational status
#17 A

COMPOSITE APPROACH
#18 Q

The term for SOCIOECONOMIC MOBILITY that occurs when some people move to higher positions while others move to lower positions in the STRATIFICATION system
#18 A

EXCHANGE MOBILITY
#19 Q

This is another term for the group in the U.S. made up of "old money" and whose names are prestigious
#19 A

CORPORATE ELITE
#20 Q

This is occuring to the group in the U.S. sometimes referred to as the "new class"
#20 A

They are experiencing STATUS INCONSISTENCIES