Evidence that the working class have poor life chances (UK)

Sociology A2 G674 Social Class, Evidence module. Income and Wealth, Employment, Education, Health, Crime, Politics and Housing

published on May 20, 20141 response 0

Define 'Life chances'

The term (originating from Max Weber) refers to the opportunities certain social groups have, as defined by Mills (59): all aspects of health,
completion of higher education and avoidance of being labelled criminal.
The term (originating from Max Weber) refers to the opportunities certain classes have, as defined by Mills (59): all aspects of health, completion of
higher education and avoidance of being labelled criminal.
The term (originating from Max Weber refers to the oppertunities certain people have, as defined by Mills (59): all aspects of health, completion of
higher education and avoidance of being labelled criminal.

3.5 billion of the poorest people in the world have as much as how many of the richest people in the world?

72
85
43
91

How much more likely are lower class infants to die during pregnancy or their first year than professional class infants?

2x as likely
4x as likely
3x as likely

What percentage of the Uk's Richest in 2009 were 7x richer than the poorest?

20%
4%
50%
64%

What percentage of the whole country's wealth do the richest 1% own?

25%
40%
50%
79%

death rates of professionals fell by what % more than lower class death rates?

43%
23%
34%

What unemployment rate (%) do professionals have? and what unemployment rate (%) do machinery operatives have?

Select the two correct answers
2%
10%
7%
8%
1%

What % of MPs (just 7% of the general population) were private schooled? and what % were grammar schooled?

Select the two correct answers
32%
23%
15%
19%
43%

Average gross annual pay (06) for senior officials and managers and then for machinery opperatives

Select the two correct answers
£41,264
£46,124
£46,214
£42,164
£42,614
£41 624
£19,113
£13,119