What is social stratification? Social stratification lies at the core of society. Social inequality is a fundamental aspect of all social processes, and a person's position in the social stratification system is predictor of his or her behavior, attitudes, and life chances. Social stratification is organized into three layers, that is upper class, middle class, and lower class. In social stratification, society ranks categories of people in a hierarchy. Social stratification links all aspects of society together. Understanding what is happening to social stratification helps us understand changes in society.
Definition of social stratification: A division of people based on wealth, social status and power. Sociologists favour the concept of class. Social stratification is generally inherited from generation to generation. Social stratification is the classification of persons into groups based on common socio-economic conditions. Social stratification is a trait of society. Social stratification is universal with subtle variations. Social stratification involves inequality and even beliefs.
Welfare state research reveals that the state is both a cause and consequence of social stratification. The findings have been ignored in the literature on social stratification and social mobility. Bringing the state in: A commentary on welfare states and social inequality, Eric Tranby - Research in Social Stratification and Mobility.
Religious Affiliation and Social Stratification
Dani Social Stratification. Many aspects of the Dani stratification system conform to an egalitarian model.
Protestantism draws the upper ranks of skilled labor and administrative positions in factories. Protestants have been more likely to develop economic rationality than Catholics. Max Weber seeks the explanation in 'the permanent intrinsic character of their religion.'
An Overview of Social Stratification. By Christina Siroskey. Social inequality is the primary focus of social stratification.
Group Differences in Standardized Testing and Social Stratification WAYNE J. CAMARA and AMY ELIZABETH SCHMIDT.
Social Stratification: The Interplay of Class, Race, and Gender, Daniel W. Rossides, Bowdoin College Copyright 1997.
Akan Social Stratification. The Akan have developed elaborate stratification systems based upon the maintenance of hereditary status.
Social Stratification and the Differentiation of Life Styles, Social Perceptions and Attitudes in Switzerland. - Dr. Markus Lamprecht.
English Social Stratification - Nature
150, 465-465 (17 October 1942)
Social stratification exists in most societies to a much greater extent than in younger culture-patterns.
Life styles and social stratification:
France and Norway compared. - An explorative study.
By Gunn Elisabeth Birkelund, University of Oslo and Yannick Lemel; CREST, INSEE.
A new approach to the discussion on life styles and social stratification. Explores the latent patterns of both life styles and social stratification.
Social stratification and ethnicity in
Transylvania: How does social class matter?
Veres, Valer, Publisher: M.E. Sharpe, Inc.
Abstract: Detailed analysis of the stratification of Hungarians from Transylvania. The analysis shows that the three groups constituting the middle class represent approximately 45-50 percent.
Social Stratification and Cultural Consumption:
Music in England
Tak Wing Chan and John H. Goldthorpe - European Sociological Review 2007
The relationship between social stratification and cultural consumption.
Social Stratification and Mobility in the World System
Different Approaches and Recent Research
Volker Bornschier, Bruno Trezzini, University of Zurich
Abstract: Recent approaches to world social stratification and highlights changes in paradigms. One reason for conceptual similarities in both fields is increasing social differentiation.
MIGRATION AND SOCIAL STRATIFICATION
Bipluralism and the Western Democratic State
Gerald D. Jaynesa, Department of Economics and of African American Studies, Yale University
Abstract: The globalization of capitalism and markets has brought poor migrants into affluent nations. Affluent Western democracies are hurtling toward biplural stratification defined by a multiracial underclass.
The Cognitive Origins of Social Stratification
Abstract: How social stratification can arise in game-playing populations as a result of social categorisation of and inference from arbitrary agent traits.
Privacy and social stratification
Marx, Gary T., Publisher: Transaction Publishers, Inc.
Abstract: Society is becoming stratified on the basis of access to information. New surveillance technologies are likely strengthen traditional forms of social stratification.
Social Stratification in Bogota: From Public Politics to the Dynamics of Social Segregation.
Socioeconomic stratification in Bogota from the perspective of its value as representation of social order and hierarchy.
The Chinese Social Stratification after 1949 - Li, Yi.
Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association
Abstract: Chinese social stratification is like a pyramid. Peasant and worker are constants. So far little research has been done on cadre class. This research gives a consistent picture of Chinese social stratification.
Using Metaphors in Dynamic Social Stratification Visualizations
Gousie, M.B. Grady, J. Burrage, B. Grossman, R. Machado, D. Milewski, S. Stuetzle, C.
Dept. of Math Comput. Sci., Wheaton Coll., Norton, MA;
Testing and Social Stratification in American Education
Eric Grodsky, John Robert Warren, and Erika Felts
The associations of social class and social stratification with patterns of general and mental health in a Spanish population
Carles Muntaner, Carme Borrell, Joan Benach, M Isabel Pasarín and Esteve Fernandez
SOCIAL STRATIFICATION, CAPITAL SKILL COMPLEMENTARITY, AND THE NONMONOTONIC EVOLUTION OF THE EDUCATION PREMIUM
The influence of globalization and social stratification on pandemic processes.
Kozlov AA, Skvorcov NG; International Conference on AIDS.
The relationship between cultural consumption and social stratification in Hungary
The Relationship Between Social Stratification and All-Cause Mortality Among Children in the United States: 1968-1992 - John H. DiLiberti
The economics of early social stratification
Rowthorn, Robert, Guzmán, Ricardo Andrés, Rodríguez-Sickert, Carlos
Social Stratification and its Indices: A Critique
Authors: Hooshang Nayebi; Hamid Abdollahyan - Hamid Abdollahyan, Department of Communication, University of Tehran, Iran; University of Tehran, Iran
The Disenchanted Voter - Emotional Attachment, Social Stratification, and Mediated Politics in Mexico's 2006 Presidential Election - Sallie Hughes, University of Miami, Manuel Alejandro Guerrero, Iberamerican University.
Social Stratification on the Swahili Coast: From race to class?
Constantin F. (1989). Africa, 59, 2, 145-159.
East African coast has been open to foreign demographic and cultural influence. The most recent seaborne group of settlers constituted a new stratum. Migrants from the interior occupied the lowest strata of the social structure.
GROUP DIFFERENCES IN STANDARDIZED TESTING AND SOCIAL STRATIFICATION
By: Wayne J. Camara and Elizabeth Schmidt, The College Board
Continuity and Change in the Social
Stratification of Aging and Health Over the Life Course: Evidence From a Nationally
Representative Longitudinal Study From 1986 to 2001/2002 (Americans' Changing Lives Study)
James S. House, Paula M. Lantz, Pamela Herd
Social Transformation and Social Stratification
by: TsingHua Original Author: Journal of Wuhan University of Hydraulic and Electrical Engineering (Social Sciences Edition).
The Inequality of Fair Play: Lottery Gambling and Social Stratification in Germany
Jens Beckert and Mark Lutter European Sociological Review 2009 25(4):475-488.
Survey conducted on a random sample of the German residential population. Our analysis shows that lotteries are a form of regressive taxation.
Health inequality in adolescence. Does stratification occur by familial social background, family affluence, or personal social position? - Koivusilta, Rimpelä and Kautiainen - BMC Public Health 2006, 6:110
The Household Registration System and Social Stratification in China: 1955-1996
Wu, Xiaogang, and Donald J. Treiman. 2004. "The Household Registration System and Social Stratification in China: 1955-1996. Demography , 41(2): 363-384.
Social Stratification, Health, and Violence in the Very Young
Boyce, W. Thomas - Ann N Y Acad Sci, Volume 1039, pp.47-68
Understanding the Mechanism of Social Stratification in Contemporary China
Liu Xin - INSTITUTE OF SOCIOLOGY
Social Inequality and the Sociology of Life Style: Material and Cultural Aspects of Social Stratification. (Focus on Economic Sociology) - Bogenhold, Dieter.
RESEARCH IN SOCIAL STRATIFICATION SPECIAL ISSUE
Research in Social Stratification and Mobility - Research in Social Stratification and Mobility is dedicated to publishing the highest quality, most innovative research on issues of social inequality from a broad diversity of theoretical and methodological perspectives. The journal is also dedicated to cutting edge summaries of prior research and fruitful exchanges that will stimulate future research on issues of social inequality. - Edited by Kevin T. Leicht, Department of Sociology, University of Iowa.
Syllabus - SOCIAL STRATIFICATION -
Robert E. Wood - Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice
Social stratification lies at the core of society and of the discipline of sociology. Social inequality is a fundamental aspect of virtually all social processes, and a person's position in the stratification system is the most consistent predictor of his or her behavior, attitudes, and life chances.
Social stratification links almost all aspects of society together, and therefore understanding what is happening to social stratification helps us understand a wide range of other changes in society.
This course focuses on one type of stratification in particular: social class. It does so in the belief that in American society we have become conditioned to see other forms of inequality (race, gender, age) much more readily than class stratification, even when apparent differences between racial, gender or age groups may in fact be explained by their link to social class.
Social class is by no means the only determinant of social life and life chances, but it is a goal of this course to "see" class and its significance where before it may have been invisible.
Dennis Gilbert, The American Class Structure (Wadsworth,
fifth edition, 1998), an excellent text placing the study of class stratification in the
context of growing inequality.
A Socal Stratification Internet Virtual Tour, designed to acquaint you with some of the resources on the internet for researching social stratification.
UCLA Sociology 157, "Social Stratification"
Class and Stratification, Theories of Carl Cuneo, McMaster, Canada
The Dynamics of Social Stratification in Contemporary Asian Societies: A Curriculum Module. Stratification and Mobility: The Case of Japan."
Social Stratification: Syllabus. Course Objectives
SOC 329: Social
Stratification and Inequality
University of Texas - Instructor: Dan Powers
This course discusses major sociological approaches to the study of social Stratification and inequality. We begin with an examination of the concepts of social stratification social inequality, with an emphasis on the major dimensions of stratification in the U.S. We will focus on the distribution of income and wealth in the U.S. over the last 50 years and look at recent changes in this distribution and explanations of change. Next we will explore the major theoretical traditions that form the basis for contemporary class analysis, with an overview of the major class divisions in the U.S. We will examine forms and processes of stratification, with a focus on patterns of social mobility and differences in these processes and outcomes by race and gender.
Social Class and Stratification: Classic Statements and Theoretical DebateS - HARDCOVER
Inequality and Society: Social Science Perspectives on Social Stratification by Jeff Manza and Michael Sauder.
Social Stratification: Class, Race, and Gender in Sociological Perspective by David Grusky.
Social Stratification and Inequality - by Harold Kerbo.
Income Inequality and Social Stratification by Joseph Turek
Social Stratification in the United States: The American Profile Poster - by Stephen J. Rose.
Stratification in Higher Education: A Comparative Study (Studies in Social Inequality) by Yossi Shavit, Richard Arum, and Adam Gamoran.
From Origin to Destination: Trends and Mechanisms in Social Stratification Research by Stefani Scherer, Reinhardt Pollak, Gunnar Otte, and Markus Gangl.
Social Class and Stratification: Classic Statements and Theoretical Debates by Rhonda Levine.
Structure Of Social Stratification In The United States- Elizabethann O'Sullivan, Leonard Beeghley, Gary R. Rassel, and Maureen Berner.
Stratification: Social Division and Inequality by Wendy Bottero
The Structure and Evolution of Chinese Social Stratification by Li Yi
Social Inequalities in Comparative Perspective by Mary Waters and Fiona Devine
Social Stratification and Inequality: Class Conflict in Historical, Comparative, and Global Perspective
Class and Social Stratification in Post-Revolution China (Contemporary China Institute Publications)
Does Class Matter: Social Stratification and Orientations in Singapore by Tan Ern Ser.
Max Weber on Power & Social Stratification: An Interpretation & Critique by Catherine Brennan.
Social Class and Stratification (Society Now)
Research in Social Stratification and Mobility: A Research Annual, 1988.