I’m working on a Social Science exercise and need support.
This week we are covering socioeconomic status (SES). A recent study on social class examined the way SES is measured, the impact of SES on everyday life (e.g. marriage, health, culture), and give explicit examples of Americans who represent different tiers in the social class structure. Take some time to look over their website:
In particular link to the interactive graphs (links are at the top of the page), read about the study (links are on the left-hand side), and the essays on encounters with class (towards the bottom of the page). Then answer the following questions:
1. Do you think that social class matters?
2. Why do you think it’s important to measure social class?
3. Do you feel that this study does a good job of studying social class? Why or why not?
4. How does social class play into the idea of achieving the American Dream?