Ch 28: GACE Behavioral Science: Social Stratification

About This Chapter

This chapter prepares you for the GACE Behavioral Science assessment by ensuring you're familiar with a variety of social stratification issues that you may be asked about when taking it. Self-assessment quizzes are included to check your memory of key topics.

GACE Behavioral Science: Social Stratification - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, U.S. social stratification and global social stratification considerations are reviewed. The lessons ensure you're ready for these GACE Behavioral Science test objectives:

  • Identify factors related to social stratification, including prestige and wealth
  • Define global stratification and differences in income levels and poverty
  • Understand cultural, ethnic, racial and gender groupings
  • Explain age stratification and variations between cultures
  • Discuss types of social mobility
  • Examine social status and the differences between caste and class stratification

The video lessons covering these issues can be viewed from a computer or mobile device. Double-check your understanding of this chapter's content by taking the practice quiz that corresponds with each lesson.

6 Lessons in Chapter 28: GACE Behavioral Science: Social Stratification
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Social Stratification Factors: Wealth, Power, & Prestige

1. Social Stratification Factors: Wealth, Power, & Prestige

All societies rank their members using a hierarchy. This is known as social stratification. This lesson explores the U.S. social stratification system and the social stratification factors of wealth, power, and prestige.

Global Stratification Definition: Differences in Income Levels and Poverty

2. Global Stratification Definition: Differences in Income Levels and Poverty

In this lesson, we define global stratification and discuss how nations are stratified. We discuss the outdated three-world model as well as the current differences between high-income, middle-income, and low-income countries.

Identity and Human Grouping: Cultural, Ethnic, Racial & Gender

3. Identity and Human Grouping: Cultural, Ethnic, Racial & Gender

This lesson will seek to explain the different human groupings of culture, race, ethnicity, and gender. In doing so, it will discuss how these terms are and are not tied to biological and physical traits.

Age Stratification: Variation Between Cultures

4. Age Stratification: Variation Between Cultures

Older adults in one culture can face discrimination, and in another culture, they can be revered. But why is there variation in cultural views of late adulthood? In this lesson, we'll examine age stratification across cultures.

Social Mobility Definition and Types: Intragenerational vs. Intergenerational & Vertical vs. Horizontal

5. Social Mobility Definition and Types: Intragenerational vs. Intergenerational & Vertical vs. Horizontal

In our society, some individuals and families experience drastic changes in social status and lifestyle. In this lesson, we define social mobility and discuss different types, including intragenerational, intergenerational, vertical, and horizontal mobility.

Social Status: Caste vs. Class and Social Stratification

6. Social Status: Caste vs. Class and Social Stratification

Social hierarchies exist in all societies and cultures. In this lesson, we define social stratification and its characteristics. We also discuss the difference between open and closed systems, including what differentiates a caste from a class.

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