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Achieved Status
A position in society which affects the way others view you that is earned at least partly through your own effects, e.g. a job
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Ageing Population
A situation in which an increasing proportion of the population in a given country is middle-aged or older
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Alienation
A sense of being distanced from something so that it feels alien, e.g. feeling a lack of connection and fulfilment in work
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Ascribed Status
A position in society which affects the way others view you that is given by birth, e.g. being male or female
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Beanpole family
A family in which links between generations, i.e. between grandparents, parents and grandchildren, are strong but links with other relations such as aunts, uncles and cousins are weak
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Birth Parent
The woman who gives birth to a child, whether or not the child was conceived using her egg
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Bourgeoisie
The ruling class in capitalism who own property such as capital, business and shares
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Breadwinner
The person doing all or most of the paid work in order to pay for the expenses of a family
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Capitalist Society/capitalism
A society in which people are employed for wages and businesses are set up with the aim of making a profit
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Cereal packet image of the family
The image of the family often presented in marketing as a conventional heterosexual nuclear family of legally married couples with one or more (but not too many) children, with a male breadwinner and a female housewife
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Child-centred
A situation in which the interests of children are put before the interests of adults
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A situation in which an increasing proportion of the population in a given country is middle-aged or older

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Ageing Population

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A sense of being distanced from something so that it feels alien, e.g. feeling a lack of connection and fulfilment in work

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A position in society which affects the way others view you that is given by birth, e.g. being male or female

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A family in which links between generations, i.e. between grandparents, parents and grandchildren, are strong but links with other relations such as aunts, uncles and cousins are weak

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