Jessi Streib - Jensen Series

Friday, January 19, 2018 - 1:15pm

Dr. Jessi Streib


"Privilege Lost: Downward Mobility in the New Gilded Age"




Despite the unprecedented amount of resources invested in recent cohorts of upper-middle-class children, downward mobility from the upper-middle-class remains routine. In this talk I draw upon longitudinal interview data from the National Study of Youth and Religion to introduce a new explanation of how downward mobility occurs among the benefactors of the new gilded age. I find that upper-middle-class youth adopt identities that are common in their social class, but that enacting these identities leads youth out of their original social class.

130 Soc\Psych (Zener Auditorium)


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