chapter7 - Chapter 7 Social Class and Social Stratification...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–6. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Chapter 7 Social Class and Social Stratification
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Inequality in the United States 1% of the U.S. population controls 33% of the total wealth in the nation; the bottom 20% owe more than they own. The average CEO of a major company has a salary of $13.1 million dollars per year. Workers earning the minimum wage make $10,712 per year if they work 40 hours a week for 52 weeks and hold only one job,
Background image of page 2
Inequality in the United States Nearly 1 in 6 children in the U.S. live  poverty:  34% of African American children  30% of Hispanic children 10% of White children 13% of Asian American children
Background image of page 3

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Inequality in the United States The rate of poverty among people in the United States has been steadily increasing since 2000. Among women heading their own households, 31% live below the poverty line. 1% of the U.S. population controls 33% of the total wealth in the nation; the bottom 20% owe more than they own.
Background image of page 4
A relatively fixed, hierarchical
Background image of page 5

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 6
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 04/23/2009 for the course SOCIOLOGY 1010 taught by Professor Morresy during the Spring '09 term at Toledo.

Page1 / 19

chapter7 - Chapter 7 Social Class and Social Stratification...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 6. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online