status-attainment

status-attainment

Dictionary of sociology. 2013.

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  • Status attainment — or status attainment theory deals largely with one’s position in society, or class. Status attainment is affected by both achieved factors, such as educational attainment, and ascribed factors, such as family income. It is achieved by a… …   Wikipedia

  • status attainment — status attainment, status attainment theory An extensive literature investigating how educational achievements and other indicators of skill and ability translate into jobs ranked according to socio economic status or prestige . The classic… …   Dictionary of sociology

  • status, achieved — Any social position held by an individual as a result of his or her personal accomplishments in open formal or market competition with others. The position of (for example) university professor, doctor, or auto mechanic is usually gained via… …   Dictionary of sociology

  • Educational attainment in the United States — The educational attainment of the U.S. population is similar to that of many other industrialized countries with the vast majority of the population having completed secondary education and a rising number of college graduates that outnumber high …   Wikipedia

  • Socioeconomic status — (SES) is a combined measure of an individual s or family’s economic and social position relative to others, based on income, education, and occupation. When analyzing a family’s SES, the mother s and father’s education and occupation are examined …   Wikipedia

  • Social status — In sociology or anthropology, social status is the honor or prestige attached to one s position in society (one s social position). The stratification system, which is the system of distributing rewards to the members of society, determines… …   Wikipedia

  • Achieved status — is a sociological term denoting a social position that a person acquires on the basis of merit. It reflects personal skills, abilities, and efforts. Examples of achieved status are being an Olympic athlete, being a criminal, or being a college… …   Wikipedia

  • socio-economic status — Any measure which attempts to classify individuals, families, or households in terms of indicators such as occupation, income, and education. One of the first major uses of socio economic status can be found in the social class measures… …   Dictionary of sociology

  • social status — Relative rank that an individual holds, with attendant rights, duties, and lifestyle, in a social hierarchy based on honour and prestige. Status is often ascribed on the basis of sex, age, family relationships, and birth, placing one into a… …   Universalium

  • Wisconsin model — The Wisconsin model of socio economic attainment is a tool developed to measure sociological and psychological characteristics that influence an individual s social mobility. The logistics of this model are primarily attributed to William H.… …   Wikipedia

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