Role Allocation

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Role Allocation

Bowles and Gintis reject the functionalist view of role allocation.

Those who get the highest qualifications and the top jobs do so because of their social background and because they work hard and do what they’re told.

Bowles and Gintis found out that students with high grades tend to be hardworking, obedient, conforming and dependable.

These characteristics are rewarded with high grades because they are the very qualities required for a subordinate, obedient and disciplined workforce.

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