SOC 3

Sociology

Quiz 11 :

The Economy and Politics

Quiz 11 :

The Economy and Politics

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Which of the following is NOT a major reason for the surge in women's employment since the 1970s?
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Economy:
The economy is a social institution that determines the way the society produces, consumes, and distributes goods and services.
Politics:
Politics is the social institution through which the people in the society make decisions, and exercise power and authority.
Statement:
In 1960s, there was a surge in women employment. Many factors influenced the women in the work force, which are the growth of educated women, job opportunities, increase in the working single mother, cost of home ownership, and requirement of two incomes for a family. These are the factors, which influences the women in the work force in twentieth century.
Hence, options (b), (c), and (d) are wrong.
Justification:
Fall in the wages of men is not the factor that influenced the increase of women in the labor work force.
Hence, the option
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Felipe serves on the board of directors of several different companies. He is part of
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Economy:
The economy is a social institution that determines the way the society produces, consumes, and distributes goods and services.
Politics:
Politics is the social institution through which the people in the society make decisions, and exercise power and authority.
Statement:
Interlocking directorate is the situation in which an individual serves as the board of director for many companies.
A transnational Corporation is a company that has its base in one country and operates across international boundaries.
A conglomerate is the corporation that owns several companies in several industries.
Monopoly refers to the domination of a particular industry by one person or a firm.
Hence, option (b), (c), and (d) are right.
Justification:
Person F serves as the board of director for several companies. It is required to find the status of Person F from the given options.
Interlocking directorate is the situation in which an individual serves as the board of director for many companies.
Hence, the option
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Suppose someone asked you to explain U.S. political power. Are you more likely to use a functionalist, conflict, or feminist perspective? A combination? Or none? Explain your answer.
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Economy:
The economy is a social institution that determines the way the society produces, consumes, and distributes goods and services.
Politics:
Politics is the social institution through which the people in the society make decisions, and exercise power and authority.
Theories:
According to functionalists, capitalism benefits the society. They state that the work provides an income and it structures the life of people and gives them the sense of achievement. It is a pluralist model.
According to conflict theorists, capitalism allows the rich to exploit the other group of people. Here, jobs pay less and the productivity is not rewarded. It is an elite group model.
According to feminists, the gender differentiation structures the work experiences differently for men and women. It is a patriarchal model.
The political power of Country U:
Person X would like to relate the political power of Country U to the conflict theory and feminist theory. Conflict theory is a power elite model. The upper class people have the power in the country.
Feminist theories are based on patriarchal model. W community people have the political power and the source for the political power is rich among W community people.
Conclusion:
According to Person X, Country U has the political power, which is the combination of both conflict theory and feminist theory.

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True or False Compared with low-wage U.S. jobs, high-wage jobs are relatively safe from offshoring.
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True or False In the United States, most Republicans believe that the federal government should provide social programs for its citizens.
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Have you personally benefited or been harmed by globalization? Be specific in explaining your answer.
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________is a market system dominated by a few large producers or suppliers.
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True or False Married people are more likely to vote than people who are not married.
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According to Max Weber, which one of the following types of authority is most characteristic of the majority of U.S. presidents?
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_______claim that the U.S. political structure is pluralistic.
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True or False Deindustrialization has spread because of globalization.
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True or False Some of the best-paid lobbyists are retired corporate executives (CEOs).
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