Middlebury

SOAN0240A-F19

Inequality &American Dream

Inequality and the American Dream
In this course we will explore sociological attempts to explain who “gets ahead” in the contemporary United States. We will discuss two distinct issues that are often conflated in public discussions: economic inequality and social mobility. We will consider the conceptual and empirical associations between these measures, how each has changed over time, how the United States compares to other countries, and how different social environments (such as colleges, neighborhoods, and families) influence life chances within and across generations. We will also examine the challenges of producing research about these topics, focusing on both theoretical and methodological issues. 3 hrs. lect./disc.
Course Reference Number (CRN):
92421
Subject Code:
SOAN
Course Number:
0240
Section Identifier:
A

Course

SOAN 0240

All Sections in Fall 2019

Fall 2019

SOAN0240A-F19 Lecture (Lawrence)
SOAN0240Y-F19 Discussion (Lawrence)
SOAN0240Z-F19 Discussion (Lawrence)