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The textual content presents info from the most recent learn in its discussions of monetary, prestige, political, gender, sexual, and racial/ethnic inequalities.
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Extra info for Social Inequality: Forms, Causes, and Consequences (7th Edition)
In Chapter 11, the effects of inequality on family violence, crime, and environmental equity are explored. Speci cally, the effects of socioeconomic position, race, and sex and gender on criminal justice are examined, ranging from the chances of being arrested to the likelihood of being given a long sentence. Street crimes, white-collar crimes, and hate crimes are each discussed. Inequality also has played a role in generating high crime rates, and raising questions about environmental justice.
The decline in the percentage of families in the $25,000 $74,999 categories is one indication that the middle class has been shrinking. The apparent decline of the middle class has signi cant rami cations for a democracy. Scholars as far back as Aristotle have stressed the importance of a large and prosperous middle class for the stability, cohesiveness, and productivity of a society (Pressman 2007). Yet throughout the United States, the number of middle-class neighborhoods has declined, while poor and rich neighborhoods have grown (Galster, Cutsinger, and Booza 2006).
The question of the relative importance of the manual/nonmanual and level-of-complexity criteria is the subject of some debate and has become focused in the debate about the proletarianization of some white-collar work and the embourgeoisement of some blue-collar work. Brie y, the proletarianization argument states that a signi cant and increasing number of whitecollar jobs are routine and boring, demand little skill, and involve little worker control. Qualitatively, this makes them no different from many blue-collar jobs.