ascribed status

The social status a person that is given from birth or assumes involuntarily later in life.

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  • Ascribed status — is the social status a person is given from birth or assumes involuntarily later in life. For example, a person born into a wealthy family has a high ascribed status. In contrast, an achieved status is a social position a person takes on… …   Wikipedia

  • ascribed status — Sociol. the social position assigned to a person on the basis of age, sex, race, etc. Cf. achieved status. [1965 70] * * * …   Universalium

  • ascribed status — See ascription ; status, achieved …   Dictionary of sociology

  • ascribed status — Sociol. the social position assigned to a person on the basis of age, sex, race, etc. Cf. achieved status. [1965 70] …   Useful english dictionary

  • ascribed — status …   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

  • Status shift — A status shift requires a conversion experience, acquiring a new and overwhelming primary identity, such as becoming a born again Christian. Some statuses are mutually exclusive, like black and white, or male and female. Other statuses aren’t… …   Wikipedia

  • 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

  • ascribed — adjective Date: 1969 acquired or assigned arbitrarily (as at birth) < ascribed social status > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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