Today we’re breaking down the five different social class in the United States: the upper class, the upper middle class, the average middle class, the working class, and the lower class. We’ll also go over what poverty looks like in the United States.

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References:
Sociology by John J. Macionis, 15th edition (2014)

2016 Current Population Survey (CPS) Annual Social and Economic (ASEC) Supplement https://www.census.gov/data/tables/time-series/demo/income-poverty/cps-finc/finc-01.html

Bailey and Dynarski, “Gains and Gaps: Changing Inequality in U.S. College Entry and Completion” (2011) http://www.nber.org/papers/w17633

US DHS Poverty Guidelines https://aspe.hhs.gov/poverty-guidelines

US Census Bureau Income and Poverty in the United States: 2015 https://www.census.gov/library/publications/2016/demo/p60-256.html

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