SES & Class Issues: Overview of Module 1

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Module 1: SES and the 5 Determinants





Big Question: How does the political economic system affect social mobility?

Class is a system that differentially structures group access to economic, political, cultural, and social resources.
(Anderson & Collins, 2010, p.71).

Overview

Welcome to Module 1. We will explore what Socioeconomic Status (SES) is and how it is determined. Most of us are familiar with terms dealing with class, such as upper class, middle class, and lower class. SES is the combination of our economic status plus social factors such assuch as our work experience, and our family background's economic access to resources in relation to others.

The Five Determinants of SES

  1. (1) income
  2. (2) wealth
  3. (3) education
  4. (4) occupation
  5. (5) power

Objectives

After completion of this module, you will be able to:

Learning Materials

Tasks

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