social stratification

social stratification
SOCIAL STRATIFICATION HOMEWORK
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Directions. Using the Social Stratification (U.S. Census) and Work (Bureau of Labor Statistics) data posted on Blackboard, please answer the following questions. For each question (or component of a question), be sure to cite which table(s) you are using and incorporate specific information from the table(s) into your paper. Please follow the format provided on page 2. PLEASE DEPOSIT ON BLACKBOARD (CONTENT—SOCIAL STRATIFICATION DEPOSITORY) BY MONDAY, MIDNIGHT, MARCH 10, 2017). This assignment is worth 50 points.
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1. In reviewing the tables and figures showing the distribution of net worth and income, do you notice any patterns emerging? How does age, race/ethnicity, and household type relate to income and net worth? How do you think the distribution of income and net worth influence people’s life chances?

2. What are the relationships between educational attainment and unemployment rates and median weekly earnings? How do you think those relationships affect people’s experiences in the social world?

3. What is the wage gap for all occupations? In what occupations do women earn more than men? Less? Speculate on why this may be the case.
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Format
2-4 pages 12-pitch font Times New Roman Font 1” margins Double spaced

Question 1
Discussion Citing Tables Offering Specific Facts and Figures Points Earned (4)
Patterns associated with Net Worth and Income 5 4 3 2 1 0 Yes/No Yes/No
Age 5 4 3 2 1 0 Yes/No Yes/No
Race/Ethnicity 5 4 3 2 1 0 Yes/No Yes/No
Household Type 5 4 3 2 1 0 Yes/No Yes/No

Question 2
Discussion Citing Tables Offering Specific Facts and Figures Points Earned (3)
Relationship between educational attainment and unemployment 5 4 3 2 1 0 Yes/No Yes/No
Relationship between educational attainment and median weekly earnings 5 4 3 2 1 0 Yes/No Yes/No
How do those relationships affect people’s experience in the world? 5 4 3 2 1 0

Question 3
Discussion Citing Tables Offering Specific Facts and Figures Points Earned (3)

In what occupations do women earn more than men? 5 4 3 2 1 0 Yes/No Yes/No
In what occupations do women earn less than men? 5 4 3 2 1 0 Yes/No Yes/No
Why might this be the case? 5 4 3 2 1 0

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