This means that a producer's goods are often more attractive to foreign consumers and that those consumers can acquire those goods at lower prices. Free trade can also result in low prices because goods can often be produced in the nation that possesses the raw materials to make them. If businesses in one country first buy raw materials from a foreign source and then pay laborers to create the end product, the retail prices for those items can be substantially higher. In some cases, quality is also jeopardized when raw materials are imported because individuals in the country where those raw materials are located may be more skilled at working with
Characteristics are features of an individual which separates people’s differences by the way they behave, their appearance, emotions and the way they think. Personality is the distinctive behavioural qualities of a person. Nature-nurture has been on hard core debate since the early ages. This debate is all about whether the genes or the environment matters more on people’s development. Nature in terms of health and social care defines as the qualities we are born with that makes us what we are.
Discuss the nature-nurture debate in relation to Demi Lovato Key principles Nature - is the inherited or innate characteristics, features or qualities of an individual. This side of the nature-nurture debate suggests that we are a certain way because of the genes we gain from our parents. Nurture - is how the surroundings on an individual affect them, e.g. their environmental influences and conditions. This side of the nature-nurture debate suggests that we are a certain way because of the way we were bought up and our life experiences.
Another example is the shifting social attitudes which mean that it is more accepted in society for men to do housework. Young and Wilmot’s give a few other reasons for a symmetrical family. One example is that families are becoming privatised- this means that families are more children cantered and spend more time at home. This privatisation has occurs because the families are more affluent- have more money- and due to geographical mobility- they have less help from nearby family members. On the other hand, another group of sociologists believes that families are not symmetrical.
Social diversity the variation in our society and the differences between the classes in our society this then links to social stratification which means that some people will have higher status in society more than other people. People identified as having higher status in our society are often wealthier and have easier access to the possessions and way of life most valued in that society therefore these types of people in the upper class are treated differently from all the other social classes and almost every society have some form of stratification which differentiates people and puts them in different classes. The unfairness of society is always paramount therefore society has learned to accept it but it doesn’t stop the individual in the lower/working class from admiring the person/individual in the upper class because people envy to have that lifestyle because it seems more simple, relaxing and stress free but with more money comes more problems therefore these individuals who are in the high class find new ways to
This will encourage development in those favoured rather than the others. This means that eventually there will be a group of highly developed cities and a group of the complete opposite. The concentration of low-income people and new immigrants in a city can also lead to urban decay because of poverty. The residents are looking for easy access to work. However, this carries with it social issues.
However, it is notable that the scarcer a good is, the greater its market price hence, economic value. It is interesting to note that goods and services are not just scarce; they have competing, or as often known, alternative uses. The same land that was used to build a school; may have been utilized better by having a hospital built on it. This introduces us to the necessity of making choices. In an economy where resources are not only restricted, but have alternative uses, choices are inevitable.
Certain skills are more easily transferable such as host countries language, however some fields of work require specific skills that do not transfer as easily as they are specific to a country or region. If transferable skills are low then there will be a greater increase in the decrease in the occupational status from the final job that they had in their home country to the newly obtained job in the host country. An example of this is seen for a migrant lawyer, they face difficulties when integrating into the labour market as it is necessary for them to have not only basic skills such as the host language but also there are barriers due to the different practices that occur in the legal systems. A migrant lawyer may initially witness a rapid decline in their occupational status. (Chriswick at al, 2006).
A standard of living merely is the evaluation of the wealth and employment status of person in a society. Though both are factors to determine quality of life, these are not its sole indicator. A person’s environment, physical and mental health, education, recreation, social well-being, freedom, human rights and happiness also are significant factors p.517 World Bank has defined quality of life in terms of its neo-liberal policies that are supposed to eradicate poverty on a global scale. It defines the term based on the fundamental needs of humans. Based on this, poverty is then defined as having low quality of life.