Social stratification

Part One

Complete a comparative analysis of stratification systems.

  1. Choose at least three stratification systems. One must be the class system.
  2. Describe the social mobility of each stratification system.
  3. Explain how individuals are sorted within the systems.

Part Two

  1. View the charts and graphs in Our Social World: An Introduction to Sociology, chapter 8.
  2. Compare Males by race, class, and education with females by race, class, and education.
  3. What do you find by doing this analysis? What do your findings show about stratification between these groups?
  4. Describe which gender and race category has the most power and why.