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classes in some countries

People who have made it

- These are the old rich, the celebrity, the

anonymous rich.
People who are doing very well
- They live in large, comfortable homes, belong
to country clubs, occasionally take vacation
abroad, and send their children to prestigious
large universities or private colleges.

People who have achieved the middle class dream

- They are the nations suburbanites residing in

three-bedroom homes with a family TV room

People who have comfortable life.
- These individuals nonetheless live a comfortable

existence in the less fashionable suburban.

People who are just getting by

- Both husband and wife are typically employed
People who are having a difficult time
- Unemployment often stalks couples in this


People who are poor

-these individuals constitute an underclass

and the poor.

Class system
The upper class
The upper-middle class
The lower-middle class
The working class
The lower class

Indicators of social
Power- it is the ability to attain goals, control
events, maintain influences over others even in
the face of opposition.

2. Prestige- consist of the approval and respect an

individual or group receives from other members
of society

*esteem- potentially open to all.

*social positions- this is the honor that is
associated with specific statuses in society.

3. Wealth- the total economic assets of the

individual or a family

Social mobility
- It is the movement of an individual or a group
within a stratification system that changes
the individuals or groups status in society.

Mobility in society depends


The rules governing how people gain or keep

their positions may make mobility difficult or

Whatever the rules, mobility can be

influenced by structural changes in society.

Types of mobility
Upward mobility- refers to the movement of

individuals or groups from lower to higher

status in social stratification system.
downward mobility-changing ones
occupation, marrying into a certain family,
and others.