Learning Objectives

7.1 Describe the three dimensions of social stratification.

7.2 Identify factors contributing to economic inequality.

7.3 Identify different types of social mobility.

7.4 Discuss theories of social stratification.

7.5 Explain the relationship between consumption and social stratification.

7.6 Understand the characteristics of global stratification.

7.7 Identify the different types of worldwide inequalities.

7.8 Discuss the changing positions in the global stratification system.

7.9 Outline the different theories of global stratification.