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Soc 101 test 2


What is Stratification? the hierarchical or vertical division of society according to rank, caste, or class
What is a caste? social group limited to persons of the same rank, occupation, economic position, etc., and having mores distinguishing it from other such groups.
What is the conflict theory for Stratification? False consciousness and the American Dream.
What is the functionalist theory for Stratification? needed to ensure stability
What is Absolute Poverty? Minimal requirements a human being needs to sustain a reasonable healthy life.
What is Relative Poverty? Economic position compared to the living standards of the majority in a given society.
What is the poverty line? Defines the yearly income a family needs to meet basic needs.
What is the poverty rate? The percentage of US residents whose income falls below the offical poverty line.
What 3 factors determine you social status? Education, Occupation, and Income.
Created by: Mhay