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Chapter 7: Social Stratification

Chapter 7 Learning Outcomes

  1. Define social stratification, and compare and contrast the 4 forms of social stratification. 
  2. Explain the means through which systems of social stratification change and are maintained.
  3. Define social class, outline the strata of the social class system in the U.S. and discuss and provide examples of the consequences of social class position.
  4. Review and explain trends in the distribution of income and wealth in the U.S., and outline factors associated with inequality.
  5. Define and outline the types of social mobility.
  6. Define poverty and review and assess how poverty is measured in the U.S. 
  7. Outline and explain the patterns of poverty in the U.S. and assess the theories on the cause of poverty.

 

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Exploring Our Social World: The Story of Us by Jean M. Ramirez, Suzanne Latham, Rudy G. Hernandez, and Alicia E. Juskewycz is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

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