Proseminar: Topics in Social Stratification


Core and special topics in social stratification, including explanations for the existence, amount, and various dimensions of stratification in society; institutions that produce stratification; forces that cause the structure of stratification to vary both over time and across societies; and structures that govern social mobility within and across generations. Intergenerational mobility; social structure and the life course; social inequality and the structure of poverty; careers and labor markets; societal transformation; stratification and mobility research. 3 units.