Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Social World Essay: due next Tuesday- 13
Social inequality and class?
Marxian and Weberian ideas about class and inequality
Does social class have any in,uence on your future? SOCI 1001 Sociology- Week 9: Social Class Essay.
Is class purely economic? Pierre Bourdieu
Social Inequality…it is the unequal distribu1on of resources in society: can be economic, social
and poli1cal. This distribu1on endures and changes over 1me.
o People’s circumstances and fortunes change. Some groups will end up with higher
educa1on, and economy, some will end up with lower.
Class: wealth, economic criteria, consumerism, “di7erent walks of life”.
The average individual income is $38,700… Top individual $381,000
Income Survey.SOCI 1001 Sociology- Week 9: Social Class Essay.
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10% of income earners $80,400*
1% of income earners $381,300*
0.1% of income earners $685,000**
0.01% of income earners $2.57 million**
*Na1onal Household Survey (2011), **Sta1s1cs Canada T1FF (2010)
If you were to classify social classes in Canada, From Kenall Murray and Linden they talked
about the old and new upper classes.
Old upper class-inherited wealth
New upper class- new money/entrepreneurs.
Upper middle class: university educa1on, high income, more control over work
Lower middle class: post-secondary educa1on, but di7erent jobs and condi1ons-lower
level managers and white-collar oHce workers.
Working Class: rela1vely unskilled, lower paying jobs
Working Poor: working but barely above the poverty line…seasonal work, low paid jobs etc.
1 in 7 Canadians live in poverty…many think that the government does not acknowledge
this group and see their hard-working e7orts to get by, paying taxes and bills.
The Underclass: lower levels of educa1on, much lower income and high rates of
unemployment…around poor/poverty. -just trying to get by day to day and have the bare