9780078111655

Social Stratification and Inequality

  • ISBN 13:

    9780078111655

  • ISBN 10:

    007811165X

  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 01/25/2011
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

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Summary

The 8th edition of Social Stratification and Inequality continues to provide a comprehensive, up-to-date exploration of the economic and social divisions in human societies. While the book is grounded in the nature of social stratification in the United States, this edition maintains a commitment to keeping a global perspective. Extensive comparative information, as well as an overview of how, historically, social stratification has changed and evolved, gives readers a global perspective on class conflict. Praised for its thorough research and scholarship, Social Stratification and Inequality includes current statistics and the latest trends in the field, this new edition adds extensive new data on the growing inequality in the United States, the shrinking middle class, and the slowing of income mobility in recent years, as well as new data on poverty in this country and the world.

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