project - Part 1: Analysis of social place, or class...

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Unformatted text preview: Part 1: Analysis of social place, or class position, in the US. (10 pts total) Look at the web site below for the information you need to answer the questions in part 1. http://www.nytimes.com/packages/html/national/20050515_CLASS_GRAPHIC/in dex_01.html The New York Times graphic identifies four components of class: 1) Occupation 2) Education 3) Income and 4) Wealth FIRST . Move around these four components of class to see how occupation, education level, income and overall wealth impacts where a person is placed in the American class system. What are some of the highest/lowest status occupations? Where does a Bachelors degree place you in the class hierarchy--bottom fifth, lower middle, middle, upper middle, or top fifth of American society? If you do not finish High School, where does it place you in the class hierarchy? NEXT. Choose one of the three scenarios below and circle the scenario that applies to you and your family: a ) I am financially independent of my family, have worked for many years, and will be analyzing my own class position. 1 b) Only one of my parents work . If so, use the working parent's occupation, educational attainment level and estimated income/annual salary. If you have no idea of your family's general wealth (as measured by real estate holdings, retirement accounts, investments, savings, etc.) then use a value you think best reflects your family's wealth, or use the median wealth value of $50-100,000. c ) Both of my parents work. If so, use the parent with the highest status occupation and his/her educational attainment level. Then use the combined estimated income/salaries of both parents. If you have no idea of your family's estimated income/salaries of both parents....
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This note was uploaded on 04/13/2009 for the course GEOG 102 taught by Professor Browning during the Spring '06 term at University of Delaware.

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