Outcome: Social Stratification in the United States

Describe social stratification and mobility in the United States

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What you’ll learn to do:

  • Understand the U.S. class structure
  • Describe several types of social mobility
  • Recognize characteristics that define and identify class

Learning Activities

The learning activities for this section include:

  • Reading: Standard of Living
  • Reading: Class Structure in the United States
  • Reading: Social Mobility
  • Self-Check: Social Stratification in the United States