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 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Social status
Social status is the "standing", the honour or prestige attached to one's position in society.
Note that social status is influenced by social position, but one can have several social positions, but only one social status.
Status inconsistency is a situation when an individual social positions have both positive and negative influences on his social status.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Social_status   (287 words)

 The Constitution of Status-- Part I
Social status is the degree of prestige and honor that individuals or groups enjoy.
The idea of "status groups" may be confusing at first because lawyers have their own concept of "status" which is used in a number of legal contexts and forms the basis for many important doctrines.
Status blocs are associations, defined by their members' common characteristics, that come together to organize politically or socially for a limited time.
www.yale.edu /lawweb/jbalkin/articles/status1.htm   (6443 words)

 Social class - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Social class refers to the hierarchical distinctions between individuals or groups in societies or cultures.
Social classes with a great deal of power are usually viewed as elites, at least within their own societies.
A distinction can be drawn between analytical concepts of social class, such as the Marxian and Weberian traditions, and the more empirical traditions such as socio-economic status approach, which notes the correlation of income, education and wealth with social outcomes without necessarily implying a particular theory of social structure.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Social_class   (2591 words)

 Financial Status of Social Security & Medicare
Social Security's current annual cash surpluses will soon begin to decline and will be followed by deficits that begin to grow rapidly toward the end of the next decade as the baby boom generation retires.
Social Security could be brought into actuarial balance over the next 75 years in various ways, including an immediate increase of 15 percent in the amount of payroll taxes or an immediate reduction in benefits of 13 percent (or some combination of the two).
Social Security outgo amounted to 4.3 percent of GDP in 2004 and is projected to increase to 6.4 percent of GDP in 2079.
www.ssa.gov /OACT/TRSUM/trsummary.html   (5236 words)

 The Constitution of Status-- Part II
Status includes social approval, respect, and admiration for one's self and one's style of life; these attitudes are largely demonstrated and received through symbolic activity.
Because status competition is tied to competing conceptions of morality, it is tempting to assume that moral discourse and moral condemnation in cultural struggles are merely a cover for status competition.
Because status competition is zero-sum, this increase in status necessarily occurs at the expense of heterosexuals.
www.yale.edu /lawweb/jbalkin/articles/status2.htm   (8270 words)

 John Hawks Anthropology Weblog : Money, status, and social cognition
To argue the reverse sequence (that large social groups are a by-product of having evolved large brains to solve simple ecological problems) is, as with the various ontogenetic hypotheses, to leave unanswered the problem of the costs of social living (Dunbar 2003:169).
In particular, the small social groups of orangutans appear to be a poor fit to the model when compared to their brains, which are similar in size to those of chimpanzees.
The complexity of social interactions within each of these species is beyond that of most other social species, factoring the variation in time spent with other individuals and the gradation of possible interactions from cooperation to aggression to reconciliation.
johnhawks.net /weblog/topics/information/status_money_cognition_2005.html   (2079 words)

 New Scientist Breaking News - Higher status leads to a longer life
People of higher social status have better health and happiness than their lowlier contemporaries, according to a leading epidemiologist.
Social arrangements, education and social cohesion may be crucial factors.
The reason that low status may translate into poorer health is lack of control and fewer opportunities for full social engagement or participation, he believes.
www.newscientist.com /article.ns?id=dn5080   (716 words)

Relative status ranks, status disequilibrium, and incongruence have consequences for conflict and social interaction among individuals, as argued in Chapter 18.
Field and antifields form a social front of class-conflict, the societal wide disposition for ins and outs to struggle, the general tendency for those who benefit to support a status quo and those who do not to oppose it.
Status and class thus represent different latent functions, underlying patterns of interrelated social dispositions, and potentialities bearing on social interaction.
www.hawaii.edu /powerkills/TCH.CHAP24.HTM   (3483 words)

 Heart Info - Men's Social Status Linked to Heart Disease   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The idea that men with better social integration have less heart disease is not a new one -- data over more than two decades has shown the link, according to experts.
To gauge the level of social connection, the participants were also asked about their marital status; the number of relatives and close friends they felt they could confide in; whether they attended religious meetings or services; and whether they participated in groups like those at senior centers.
Social isolation may spur such behaviors smoking or physical inactivity, which affect IL-6 levels, or it may contribute to depression or stress, which can contribute to increased IL-6 levels.
www.heartinfo.com /ms/news/525436/main.html   (725 words)

 CNN - Your Social Security status is in the mail - October 1, 1999
One out of ___ Social Security beneficiaries is not a retiree but a disabled worker, or a member of a disabled worker's family, or a survivor of a worker who has died.
Starting Friday, the Social Security Administration is mailing annual contribution and benefit statements to 125 million workers, offering help to Americans who are preparing for retirement -- and a nudge to those who aren't.
The age of eligibility for full Social Security benefits is scheduled to rise incrementally to 67 from 65.
www.cnn.com /US/9910/01/social.security   (1054 words)

 I'm Popular!  Do I need social skills training?
Gresham and Elliot’s (1984) definition of social skills are those behaviors which, within a given situation, predict important social outcomes such as (a) peer acceptance and popularity, (b) significant others’ judgements of behavior, or (c) others’ social behaviors known to correlate consistently with peer acceptance or significant others’ judgements.
Social problem-solving training is a current trend with children as either a component of a broader intervention or as the focus of the intervention (Christoff et.
Underwood, M.K., Kupersmidt, J.B., and Coie, J.D. Childhood peer sociometric status and aggression as predictors of adolescent childbearing.
www.personal.psu.edu /faculty/j/g/jgp4/teach/497/socialskillstraining.htm   (1722 words)

 Hotspots, Chapter 2   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
If it is advantageous to both parties in a conflict to assess their opponent's status properly in reference to themselves, it is not surprising that many displays for communicating social posit ion have evolved.
In many species recognition of these signals of status seems to be "built-in," requiring very little previous conditioning; among others, their lives follow a pattern which makes learning so situationally inherent that it may be difficult to separate the different origins of their behavior.
F or example, the use of height in human threat for status displays as one necessarily moves through a great part of his physical development - first as a baby, then a toddler, preschooler, juvenile, teenager, etc. - equating height with status, for there is an almost perfect correlation up until reproductive maturity.
employees.csbsju.edu /lmealey/hotspots/chapter02.htm   (2026 words)

 Admissions to Medical School and Social Status
My bet is that they are from lower social status, or they have seen "the light" through other careers and experiences and understand how important it is to make a difference in underserved communities.
Another read is that education and other conditions conducive to social mobility are declining across the board or at least in areas with lower social status, with the result that it is more and more difficult to access medical education.
There is nothing wrong with high status and becoming a physician, as long as such physicians realize that they will have to do more to understand the need of most of the nation that have not had the advantages that they have.
www.unmc.edu /Community/ruralmeded/admissions_and_social_status.htm   (2763 words)

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Further evidence of the ability of socially competent children to regulate their emotions comes from observations of 9-year-old boys of popular and average social status meeting in play groups of unfamiliar peers for the first time (Hubbard, Coie, and Dodge, 1993).
Socially competent children presumably ought to be able to recognize affect in others and in themselves more readily and more accurately than less competent children.
With the exception of a modest literature on the relationship between social status and the ability to recognize and understand others' emotions in social situations, there is very little research that connects social status to the other dimensions of childhood emotional functioning.
www.udel.edu /psych/fingerle/article1.htm   (7118 words)

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In terms of his social status, Paul appears as a retainer to the elites of Jerusalem and as a person who can speak eloquently to Greek philosophers, Roman proconsuls and Jewish kings.
Thus Lenski sets out to describe nine levels of social status, beginning with the imperial and urban elite at the top of the pyramid and concluding with artisans, untouchables and expendibles at the bottom.
In short, Paul is a very honorable person of relatively high social status, who associates with the elites of his world and is trained to perform suitably at that level of society.
www.nd.edu /~jneyrey1/location.html   (9865 words)

 Sudden change in social status triggers genetic response in male fish, study finds
This finding offers the first direct evidence that changes in social status also trigger cellular and molecular changes in the brain, he adds, which could have significant implications for understanding how other vertebrates, including humans, respond to social information.
In earlier studies, Fernald and his colleagues discovered that a change in social status also causes a change in a group of brain cells that produce gonadotropin-releasing hormones--chemical signals from the brain to the gonads that regulate sexual development in all vertebrates, including people.
When the male descends in status, the opposite occurs--the hormone-producing brain cells decrease in size, the ostentatious colors and stripes disappear, and the testes shrink and the male becomes infertile.
www.eurekalert.org /pub_releases/2005-10/su-sci101105.php   (1586 words)

 Cesar V. Conda on Social Security Reform on NRO Financial
Social Security’s fiscal problems start as soon as millions of baby boomers begin to draw Social Security checks for the first time.
However, much of the congressional debate on Social Security reform will center on how to finance the trillions of dollars in forgone payroll-tax revenue that would be directed to personal accounts.
The Ryan-Sununu Social Security reform bill calls for a spending control cap of 3.6 percent annually for the next 8 years to finance the transition.
www.nationalreview.com /nrof_comment/conda200412170852.asp   (1169 words)

 Sex Roles: A Journal of Research: The influence of social status on token women leaders' expectations about leading ...
Social scientists have closely assessed how token women in male-dominated fields have been received by their male counterparts, as well as how they have performed and how they have felt about their organizational experiences.
As we will describe in some detail, it has been found that token women tend to feel isolated, to be contrasted against their male peers, and to experience heightened pressure to perform well, both when they are members of a male-dominated work group and when they are tasked with leading such a group.
The purpose of this paper is to review the literature on token women, and then to present the results of a study that offers one possible answer as to why token women tend to experience difficulties in organizational settings--because they are ascribed by society lower status than are men.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m2294/is_5-6_50/ai_n6079158   (480 words)

 Legislation, social status and international standards: UNESCO Culture Sector
Creating an observatory dedicated to the status of the artist in the world raises two fundamental questions: who is an "artist"?
The definition of an artist may mask ideological differences regarding the very notions of art and creation on the one hand, and the concept of socially identifiable, profitable and paid work on the other.
The observatory’s first thematic heading, which deals with legislation, social status and international standards, contains a database, to be regularly updated, on the status of artists in the fields of literature, theatre, dance, music, the visual arts and cinema.
portal.unesco.org /culture/en/ev.php-URL_ID=8092&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html   (325 words)

 E-Mail and Your Social StatusĀ  By Robert Wright
In fact, you could argue that the essence of the entire history of information technology, going back to cuneiform, is an expansion in the breadth and depth of non-zero-sum games.
Even if you're getting lots of social contact, and even if that social contact is "win-win" in some sense--it helps you meet vocational goals, or raises your social status--you still may be losing in some other sense.
In real life, social status is based on property, while in cyberspace, it is based on position, which may or may not be purely symbolic.
www.slate.com /id/75678   (1628 words)

 Indiana Commission on the Social Status of Black Males   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Indiana Commission on the Social Status of Black Males
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The Indiana Commission on the Social Status of Black Males is hosting the 13th Annual Black Males State Conference.
www.in.gov /icssbm   (99 words)

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