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Social Class

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Introduction

Social Class All complex societies have some system of stratification which unequally ranks people. Social Classes grow out of a Division of Labor within a society: - somebody has to take out the trash - somebody has to repair our television sets - somebody has to approve loans at the bank. So, there is a strong correlation between the type of work a person does and the amount of prestige that person enjoys and the amount of wealth a person accumulates. The Determinants of Social Class are: Occupation, Education/Qualifications and Income. How can Education affect your Social Class? Higher paid occupations generally require more education, though not necessarily in every case. While becoming a physician requires eight additional years of education after high school, becoming an entertainer or union president requires much less. The kind of education we receive also says something about our social class - anybody who could spend four years in college (whether or not they get their way paid) is obviously in a preferred position of higher status. The following scheme is used to determine what class somebody is in by the job they have: GROUP A Professional workers - (lawyers, doctors etc.), Scientists, Managers of large scale organisations. GROUP B Shopkeepers, Farmers, Teachers, White-Collar workers. ...read more.

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Many depend on government transfers. How can a Person's Social class affect their Health? Being born into the upper class means you have the chance of a better future. If you are brought up in a wealthy World and provided with an amazing education, you are more likely to achieve, and live a prosperous life. Being born into the underclass in poor conditions limits what you can do and how far you can go in the future. With each social class comes a stereotype which for some reason always seems to be followed. A person in the upper class is expected to achieve well and have a very well paid job. They are expected to bring up their children in the same way they were brought up. This is why it is common that being in the upper class lasts for generations. A similar stereotype is applied to the lower class, except it's almost the opposite. If you are brought up in the underclass, your parents still want you to achieve well and to get a good education; however, you often follow the same path your parents did. Children growing up in the lower classes often miss out on an education so they can start work early and earn money, but the jobs they take hardly give them enough money to live on. ...read more.

Conclusion

This indicates why so many families live in poverty, as they may be able to afford having only one child but decide to have three or more. Social Class, work and Family Work may be the only factor proven to badly affect the Upper classes. As we move further and further into a consumer economy, conflict and disagreement about work (time spent away from family) will mount. Across all families and within any given family, more and more couples will be torn between two domains: that of work and that of home and family. The dilemma is simply put: Work awards us with money, which we use to finance our lives. It also can provide a measure of self-esteem, if we are good at what we do or see it as important. Work also exacts a price on individuals and family members through time spent away from the family we are supporting, through energy taken away from family endeavors, through cognitive efforts spent on work-related concepts instead of the developing of individuals in our families. We get more money for the more time we spend away from home. There are many fortunate children who have parents who nurture them every step of the way through life. There are many who don't - a child with two busy parents who find no time to consider the child, such a child might as well be parentless when it comes to family life. ...read more.

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