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utorials JOOOD Which of the following refers to Derek's achieved status as opposed to his ascribed status? a.) Derek is the second of the three children O born to his parents. b.) Derek recently became an uncle to a O niece and a nephew. c.) Derek is Hispanic and his native O language is Spanish. d.) Derek recently became the senior O partner at a law firm.

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QUESTION:  Which of the following refers to Derek's achieved status as opposed to his ascribed status?

 

ANSWER: D) Derek recently became the senior partner at a law firm.

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An achieved status is a position in a social system that is acquired on the basis of merit; it is a position that is earned or chosen and reflects a person's skills, abilities, and efforts. On the other hand, ascribed status refers to positions one holds in a social system that a person is born into such as race, sex, birth order, and ethnicity.

 

Thus, the correct answer is "D) Derek recently became the senior partner at a law firm".

 

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