Flashcards in 1.2 Social Class And Family Diversity Deck (22)
What are social classes defined by?
Economic circumstance e.g. Job, wealth
Who are the upper class?
Own significant amounts of wealth and shares
Who are the middle class?
Non manual jobs
High pay and job security
Who are the working class?
Social class subcultures in the middle class place greater emphasis on what?
Social class subcultures in the middle class defer what?
The middle class promoting individual achievement of their children could make them more what?
What are the working class likely to do earlier than the middle?
Marry and have children
Why do the middle class have children and marry later?
Stay in education
Focus on careers
Where are divorce rates highest and why?
Possibly due to early marriage - young marriages are more likely to break down
Young and willmott found stronger evidence of extended families among what communities?
Young and willmott - why are the middle class more likely to live away from extended family?
More geographically mobile
Young and willmott - later research shows what about the extended family?
In decline in w/c communities
Dench - where was the research conducted?
East end of London
Dench - only a few of what remained?
White working class families with strong extended family ties
Dench - within working class households what was found?
Dench - how many of the working class were in single person households?
Dench - diversity is now a characteristic of both the what?
Working and middle class families
Dench - why is their greater diversity?
Growing individualism - people construct family life to suit their circumstances
Some argue the middle class are more child what?
Middle class families tend to be more concerned with what regarding their children?
Educational achievement and wellbeing