Social Class in the U.S

Definitions and Characteristics of Wealth, Power and Prestige

2 Sociological Models of Social Class (Marx and Weber)

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Consequences of Social Class

Social Mobility: Movement up and down the Social Class ladder


2 Types of Mobility: Intergenerational Mobility (upward and downward) and Structural

Mobility(opening and closing of opportunities)

Poverty in America:

Absolute Poverty and Relative Poverty

Who is Poor? Race-Ethnicity, Gender (Feminization of Poverty), Age and Geography

Why Are People Poor? Individual vs. Structural Factors

The American Dream: Is It Still A Reality?


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