Ch 85: Social Status

About This Chapter

This chapter contains video lessons and quizzes that will help you learn all about social status and its levels. You will be able to understand American social class and types of social mobility.

Social Status - Chapter Summary

The brief video lessons in this chapter can teach you the definitions of social mobility and global stratification. End-of-the-lesson quizzes will help you determine and test your depth of knowledge about how factors like race, income, and culture can directly impact health and ideas of it. Use this chapter to increase your knowledge of the following:

  • The differences between caste and class
  • Levels of social class in America
  • Definitions, characteristics and kinds of social mobility
  • Global and social stratification
  • How demographics can affect health

Our lessons are short but interesting. If you would like to read over them, we have text transcripts available to review at any time you desire. You can focus on specific parts of the videos by using the Timeline feature. This will enable you go directly to the parts you need to study.

6 Lessons in Chapter 85: Social Status
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Social Status: Caste vs. Class and Social Stratification

1. 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.

American Class System and Structure: Definitions & Types of Social Classes

2. American Class System and Structure: Definitions & Types of Social Classes

In this lesson, we discuss the American class system and the social stratification layers that exist within each class. We also differentiate between income and wealth and discuss how they relate to social status.

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

3. 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.

Global Stratification Definition: Differences in Income Levels and Poverty

4. 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.

Social Stratification: Definition, Theories & Examples

5. Social Stratification: Definition, Theories & Examples

Social stratification refers to a system by which a society ranks categories of people in a hierarchy. Let's examine some of the theories surrounding this concept.

The Role of Demographics on Health: Global Perspective & Influences

6. The Role of Demographics on Health: Global Perspective & Influences

This lesson will explain to you the many different factors that influence the likelihood or possibility of developing health related problems. Namely, we'll talk about the environment, the world at large, and things like income, gender, and ethnic background.

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