Всего учебных программ в данном разделе: 3
Class, Status, and Power [учебная программа]
Опубликовано на портале: 02-10-2003Lane Kenworthy
Although themes of opportunity and prosperity dominate American culture, inequality has increased markedly over the past generation and the United States has a higher level of inequality than any other affluent country. This course explores inequality in the contemporary U.S. We will examine: (1) recent trends in incomes, income inequality, poverty, wealth, consumption, mobility, and access to basic material and social needs; (2) the ways in which inequality is patterned by class, race, and gender; (3) institutions aimed at reducing inequality and poverty, including the welfare state and labor market regulation. Throughout the course we will pay particular attention to changes over time and to similarities and differences between the United States and other affluent nations.
Social Stratification [учебная программа]
Опубликовано на портале: 25-01-2003Lane Kenworthy
This seminar explores processes of stratification in the United States and other affluent countries. The course is organized into two parts, which correspond to two basic approaches to the study of stratification pursued by sociologists and other social scientists. One is to focus on the structure of positions in the distribution of earnings, income, wealth, and so on. Research following this approach examines the causes of over-time trends and cross-country differences in the overall degree of inequality. The other approach focuses on how people are allocated to positions in the distribution. Research in this tradition assesses the effects of education, intelligence, family background, neighborhood conditions, gender, race, industry of employment, union membership, aspirations, ties/connections, and other factors on attainment.
The Sociology of Rich and Poor Nations [учебная программа]
Опубликовано на портале: 13-02-2003Jerry Kloby
Great disparities in living standards exist throughout the world. Why are some countries more "advanced" than others? How do nations "develop?" What forces are responsible for the great poverty and deprivation that exists in much of the world? This course will examine these and related questions with the aim of giving students a better understanding of the modern world while also developing the skills to study it further.