College Upper (15-16)

Current and Historic Patterns in the Distribution of Income

We’ve argued that societal stratification is “both a condition and a process” (Kerckhoff, 2000). The former captures what the distribution of valued resources (e.g., money, education) among other things look like in a society. The question, most simply, is ‘who gets what’? In this exercise, we’ll examine contemporary and historical data on financial resources.

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Social Stratification Part 1

The population of the United States is becoming more racially and ethnically diverse. This increasing diversity is an important issue because it is changing the cultural, political, and economic landscape of American life. Our schools, workplaces, legislatures, and national character are constantly being shaped by this growing diversity. Consequently, race/ethnicity issues concern the entire nation,

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