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With fresh data on income, wealth, earnings, residential segregation by income, and other topics, The American Class Structure describes a consistent pattern of growing inequality in the United States since the early 1970s. Focusing on the socioeconomic core of the American class system, Gilbert addresses why class and inequality disparities are ever increasing by examining changes in the economy, family life, and politics in search of an answer-with a praised writing style that readily draws students into the debate.
Table of Contents
|About the Author|
|Social Class in America|
|Position and Prestige|
|Social Class, Occupation, and Social Change|
|Wealth and Income|
|Socialization, Association, Lifestyles, and Values|
|Social Mobility: The Societal Context|
|Family, Education, and Career|
|Elites, the Capitalist Class, and Political Power|
|Class Consciousness and Class Conflict|
|The Poor, the Underclass, and Public Policy|
|The American Class Structure and Growing Inequality|
|Note on Statistical Sources|
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