The American Class Structure in an Age of Growing Inequality

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  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-05-13
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc
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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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