The American Class Systems
Flashcard maker : Lily Taylor
Social classes in the United States are usually divided into three classes—upper class, middle class, and lower class.
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.
The reputational method is always the best method for determining social class.
Families that experience unemployment and poverty over several generations are considered
Intergenerational mobility is the status difference between generations in different families.
Individuals that are primarily high-income business people and professionals are
upper middle class
Underclass families have experienced unemployment and poverty over several generations.
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
The likelihood individuals have of sharing in the opportunities and benefits of society.
A groundskeeper who moves from a school to a church and remains a groundskeeper is experiencing _____.
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.