Davis and moore (1967) Meritocracy

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  • Davis and moore (1967) Meritocracy
    • Social Stratification - How people are categorised into a social class hierarchy based on wealth, power and status
      • Davis and Moore believe that social stratification has beneficial consequences in society
    • Davis and moore believe education sifts and sorts people according to ability
    • They believe that education selects talented individuals and allocates them into the  most important roles in society e.g gps or lawyers which are rewarded highly
    • Fits within the functionalist paradigm (there theory mostly links to functionalism)
    • Davis and Moore examined role allocation
    • Meritocracy - A social system in which people get equal opportunity to succeed as long as they are talented and work hard


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