SOC 311: Social Stratification (Dr. Wells-Lewis): Education

Resources examining the array of social structures within the United States

From the NYTimes Class Matters Series

ProQuest Ebook Central


SAMPLE KEYWORD SEARCH: "education" and income


Search EBSCO ebooks

SAMPLE SUBJECT SEARCH: Education Equalization


Google Books

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Current in print copyrighted books are not full text. Out of print but still copyrighted books will show 20% of the book. Books in the public domain (pre 1923) are completely full text.

SAMPLE SEARCH: "educational opportunities" and "social class"

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Additional Readings

 Boyd-Zaharias, Jayne, and Helen Pate-Bain.. "CLASS MATTERS -- In and Out of School." Phi Delta Kappan 90.1 (Sept. 2008): 40-44. Academic Search Premier. EBSCO. 

Report finds Link Between Education Level and Health in Adults

Baker, Bruce, et al. Is School funding Fair: A National Report Card. Education Law Center, 2010

Recommended Databases to find more Articles

Terms you may want to search:  lower class, middle class, upper class, working class, socioeconomic status, social class

AND any of the following:

access to education, achievement gap, educational equity, educational opportunities, education work relationship, education employment relationship,  educational mobility, outcomes of education, educational attainment, economic impact, employment potential, employment level, labor market, higher education, post secondary educaiton, first generation college students, literacy, under achievement, under employment, income, salaries, wages, vocational education,  occupational training

SAMPLE: "working class" and "access to education" and "economic impact"

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Education Social Classes -- United States.
Employment Social Conflict -- United States.
Equality -- United States. Social Mobility -- United States.
Social Classes. Social stratification

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