Learning Objectives

7.1   What is the difference between income and wealth?

7.2   How do major sociological theories explain income inequality?

7.3   What is social stratification and how does it work in society?

7.4   How do we distinguish social classes in the United States?

7.5   How has social mobility changed in the United States?

7.6   What are the impacts of class position on education, health, and other social outcomes?

7.7   What programs might address income inequality?