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Class System

Author: Sadie Pendaz

This lesson will further examine the components associated with class system; meritocracy, status consistency, and structural social mobility.

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Terms to Know
  • Class System

    A system of social stratification based primarily on economic achievements over the lifecourse.

  • Meritocracy

    A system of social rewards based on individual efforts and achievements (i.e. on merit).

  • Status Consistency

    Consistency across various measures of inequality (i.e. wealth, prestige, and power).

  • Structural Social Mobility

    Social mobility that occurs when structural changes, rather than individual efforts, cause groups of people to move up or down in society.