Social Stratification in Canada

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Social Stratification in Canada
Muchh
of stratification research in sociology has focused on the shift in the comparative balance in the distribution of social status as human societies has progressed from agrarian through industrial and ultimately to postindustrial forms of economic organization (
Wanner
, 2005, 442). According to the industrialism thesis, there is an assumption that occupational and earnings attainments are established primarily by the training and experience a worker possesses in the context of a standardized open and fully competitive labor market (
Wanner
, 2005, 443-444).
Because, in this theoretical framework, it is an inefficient principle of labor allocation, discrimination based on such ascribed characteristics...
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....., not between, classes” (Roberts et al., 2005, 244).
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