Learning Objectives

7.1 Identify characteristics of stratification in traditional and modern societies.

7.2 Describe components of social class, including income, wealth, occupation, status, and political voice.

7.3 Describe dimensions of socioeconomic inequality in the United States.

7.4 Describe and discuss the problems of household and neighborhood poverty.

7.5 Analyze the existence and persistence of stratification and poverty from sociological perspectives.