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    In this essay I will be providing you with an understanding of how a person’s socioeconomic status and their personal stress can influence negatively on a person’s occupation, education, material resources, social support networks and social status. I will also be demonstrating how these factors can have an effect on a person’s health, as well as contribute to broader inequalities within the population. The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare defined socio-economic status as “an indication of how ‘well off’ a person or group is” (AIHW, 2012). This also takes into account things like; a person’s work experience, the social and economic position of an individual, family or group, in comparison to others, based off of factors like; income, education and occupation. When those living in areas with a…

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    all men are created equal, with unalienable rights to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness (1). However, America today is still facing many challenges for most Americans to reach their American Dream. To illustrate let’s examine chapter 1 of “Defining Racism” by Beverly Tatum and “The Economic Mobility Report: Is the American Dream Alive and Well” by Isabel Sawhill and John E. Morton, we see how these texts provide evidence of this crisis in society today. In “Defining Racism”…

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    class, upward mobility has served as…

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    “The desire for Upward Social Mobility” The definition of upward social mobility is the movement from one social level to a higher one, often by changing jobs or marrying. Upward mobility is one of the most substantial and powerful ideas in American history. People from other countries come to America to live their dreams. They come to America to experience what they could never experience out of this country. Once people got to America the possibilities are almost endless. In most cases…

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    Thoughts on the foundation for social inequality The six class system is broken down into economic status in the United States according to Doob (2013). Each of these classes in some way relates to the Weberian tradition by the way that people are born into a class, or in a capitalist society like ours where individuals can work their way up into a different class. The upper class and upper-middle class hold the smallest percentage of the population in the US, both these classes are made of…

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    Dancehall Queen, a film that follows the life of a woman named Marcia, tells the story of how she achieves upper mobility from a street vendor to defeating the reigning dancehall queen. Many aspects of this film pertained to the lectures and readings we discussed in class. In my opinion, the movie does a great job of covering all the concepts we covered in class that relate to the British Caribbean lifestyle which consist of; Beauty as a cultural construct for upper mobility, popular culture,…

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    There are three unique types of social mobility. The first includes intergenerational mobility, upward social mobility, and downward social mobility. Intergenerational mobility is the change that family members make in the social class. For example, if I evetually purchased a succesful car dealership, this would positively affect my families economic standing, especailly if I kept this buisness in the family. Upward social mobility is just an individual’s movement up the social class ladder, and…

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    The class system in the United States is “a large group of people who occupy a similar economic position in the wider society and have similar life chances to be able to achieve economic prosperity” (Pratt). These systems are supposed to be fluid and allow for those to climb the social ladder if given the opportunity (Pratt). However the lower and under classes are the most over looked and under helped. This paper will look at how the feminization of poverty directly correlates to child poverty…

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    wants to enter into it with determination and goals. The opportunities to develop an intergenerational mobility in America is the same for everybody, due to this, we can move up and down the social ladder when certain economic situations come into our lives. As individuals we can choose an upward social mobility by doing a combination of many things such as having goals, gain a higher education, and be dedicated and persistent. The United States is, to me, a beautiful country with several…

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    American Dream Feasible? The American Dream is the belief that prosperity and success are available to all Americans who work hard and are self-determined. Most Americans define the American Dream as earning a college degree, having an advanced job, taking vacations, owning their own home, and experiencing upward social mobility. Upward social mobility is referred to as the movement up the social class ladder. Some Americans argue that the American Dream is no longer reachable while others argue…

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