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Intersectional InequalityRace, Class, Test Scores, and Poverty$
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Charles C. Ragin and Peer C. Fiss

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780226414379

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226414546.001.0001

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When Inequalities Coincide

When Inequalities Coincide

(p.6) One When Inequalities Coincide
Intersectional Inequality

Charles C. Ragin

Peer C. Fiss

University of Chicago Press

Chapter 1 focuses on the essential nature of social inequality and elaborates the methodological implications of its intersectional nature. In a nutshell, the study of social inequality entails analysis of overlapping and reinforcing advantages versus disadvantages, with a special focus on the different ways advantages and disadvantages are configured by race and gender. Those at the top of social hierarchies strive to compound their advantages, just as those at the bottom must cope with reinforcing disadvantages. This view of social inequality calls for the use of intersectional analytic techniques that attend to the links between different combinations of advantages and disadvantages, on the one hand, and outcomes such as poverty, on the other. Conventional analytic methods, by contrast, focus on the separate impact of competing causal variables.

Keywords:   social inequality, coinciding advantages, coinciding disadvantages, net effects analysis, intersectionality, truth tables, statistical interaction

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