Socioeconomic Class Talk About The Inequality Within Institutions

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The readings on socioeconomic class talk about the inequality within institutions. To be specific, Duffy and Mandell’s reading talks about the cycle of poverty, with the different perspectives of welfare and whose “worthy” to receive it without the title of laziness or irresponsible attached to it, plus the physical and emotional strain it has on individuals and those around them. Duffy and Mandell also expand on the role of women and the inequality within the workplace. Mooney goes into depth about the myths and realities of welfare and the perspectives individuals hold towards those who are in lower and higher classes. Mooney also talks about the discreteness in the topic of class because majority of Canadians are in the middle class, it is only noticed when individuals feel jeopardized in their social class. Block and Galabuzi go into depth about the discrimination in the workplace due to race, and how that goes hand in hand with their social class; with things like “higher unemployment and lower employment earnings” (p. 17. Block and Galabuzi). David Hulchanski talks about the three neighbourhoods within Toronto and the impact it has on individuals and their families due to things like race, family size, affordable housing and social support. He ends the interview talking about what actions can be done to balance out the social classes.
The film No Place Called Home, relates to all three readings and Hulchanski’s interview in terms of the idea of welfare, location and…

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