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Social Stratification in the US: Crash Course Sociology #23

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Today we are continuing our unit on stratification by exploring inequality in the US and talking about five ways that social stratification plays out in the US: income inequality, wealth inequality, political power, occupational prestige, and educational attainment.

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References:

2016 Income and Poverty Report from the Census https://www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/library/publications/2016/demo/p60-256.pdf

Distribution of Household Wealth in the U.S.: 2000 to 2011 http://digitalcommons.ilr.cornell.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2322&context=key_workplace

Survey of Consumer Finances 2013; graph available here in Figure 1 http://www.epi.org/blog/the-racial-wealth-gap-how-african-americans-have-been-shortchanged-out-of-the-materials-to-build-wealth/

Fair Housing Act https://www.federalreserve.gov/boarddocs/supmanual/cch/fair_lend_fhact.pdf

Testing Theories of American Politics: Elites, Interest Groups, and Average Citizens https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/perspectives-on-politics/article/div-classtitletesting-theories-of-american-politics-elites-interest-groups-and-average-citizensdiv/62327F513959D0A304D4893B382B992B

Measuring Occupational Prestige on the 2012 General Social Survey http://gss.norc.org/Documents/reports/methodological-reports/MR122%20Occupational%20Prestige.pdf

Whither Opportunity?: Rising Inequality, Schools, and Children's Life Chances https://www.russellsage.org/publications/whither-opportunity

Educational Attainment in the United States: 2015 https://www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/library/publications/2016/demo/p20-578.pdf

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