SES (socio-economic status)
The term SES stands for socio-economic status and takes into account income, wealth, education and prestige. SES is a ranking of where a person fits within a social class system. In America, we tend to think that if we try hard we can rise above our social class – this is referred to as Social Mobility.
This assignment has two parts:
PART 1. Create a table (similar to the one shown below) and list the ways in which SES affects a person’s life chances in each of the following categories. Make sure to add several factors for each category.
Example: **** SEE ATTACHED FILE FOR PROPER TABLE FORMAT******
HIGHER SES LOWER SES
FAMILY marry later, lower divorce rate, less children than low SES families….. 64% first chidren born out of wedlock, more children than high SES families …
WORK & INCOME
PART 2. Watch the following short video and identify the four key factors that impact social mobility in America. List and describe the four factors; also talk about how these factors may impact your own social mobility.
SOCIAL MOBILITY IN AMERICA VIDEO
If you have problems with the link, you can read more here: SOCIAL MOBILITY IN AMERICA (ARTICLE)