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Earl R. Babbie
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Textbook Problem

List five social variables and the attributes they comprise.

Summary Introduction

Introduction:

Age is a social variable comprised by the chronological category into which a person falls. Occupation is comprised by the job title people have in different lines of work. Social class is broken into lower, middle and upper, based on economic factors such as income and education. A person’s culture and family background comprises the variables of race and/or ethnicity. People identify themselves along the political spectrum from liberal to conservative and everything in between.

Explanation

Answer and explanation:

A social variable is a set of attributes, which are characteristics of people. One social variable is occupation, and the attributes it comprises includes the things people do for a living, such as teaching or firefighting. Another social variable is social class, which describes the socioeconomic level a person’s income level meets, such as lower, middle, or upper class...

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