Income and Stratification Ideology: Beliefs About the American Opportunity Structure

@inproceedings{Rytina1970IncomeAS,
  title={Income and Stratification Ideology: Beliefs About the American Opportunity Structure},
  author={Joan Huber Rytina and William Humbert Form and John Pease},
  year={1970}
}
When ideologies are stated as normative and general tenets, they tend to be accepted. This study hypothesized (1) that in an industrial community, the acceptance of the ideology of opportunity would decrease when its tenets were viewed as specific situations confronting persons of unequal economic rank, and (2) that endorsement of the tenets, expressed either in general or in situational terms, would be withheld more often by lower-income people than by those from higher-income strata… CONTINUE READING

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