The American Class Systems

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Social classes in the United States are usually divided into three classes—upper class, middle class, and lower class.
True
Members of the upper middle class hold white-collar jobs.
False. (White-collar jobs are held by LOWER middle class)
Social class that relies on public assistance.
Underclass
The reputational method is always the best method for determining social class.
False
Families that experience unemployment and poverty over several generations are considered
underclass
Intergenerational mobility is the status difference between generations in different families.
False
Individuals that are primarily high-income business people and professionals are
upper middle class
Underclass families have experienced unemployment and poverty over several generations.
True
An open class system is based on social mobility that includes
all of the above (horizontal mobility, vertical mobility, and inter generational mobility)
Social class known to have small communities and based on knowledge of lifestyle
Reputational
The likelihood individuals have of sharing in the opportunities and benefits of society.
Life chances
A groundskeeper who moves from a school to a church and remains a groundskeeper is experiencing _____.
Horizontal mobility
The United States has an open class system based on social mobility that includes
all of the above (horizontal mobility, intergenerational mobility, and vertical mobility)
Differences between social classes in the United States are based on
income, lifestyles, and beliefs.

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