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 …
HEALTH
EDUCATION
WORK & INCOME
CRIMINAL JUSTICE

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

http://www.cnn.com/video/?/video/bestoftv/2013/08/02/exp-gps-inequality-sot.cnn&video_referrer=

If you have problems with the link, you can read more here: SOCIAL MOBILITY IN AMERICA (ARTICLE)

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/22/business/in-climbing-income-ladder-location-matters.html?pagewanted=all&_r=2&#map-search

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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 …
HEALTH
EDUCATION
WORK & INCOME
CRIMINAL JUSTICE

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

http://www.cnn.com/video/?/video/bestoftv/2013/08/02/exp-gps-inequality-sot.cnn&video_referrer=

If you have problems with the link, you can read more here: SOCIAL MOBILITY IN AMERICA (ARTICLE)

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/22/business/in-climbing-income-ladder-location-matters.html?pagewanted=all&_r=2&#map-search

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