Capitalism and Class Inequality

Answer each question below based on your understanding of the assigned readings. Questions are worth 2 points each, for a total of 6 points. Please NUMBER each response. Each response should be two full paragraphs long – approximately 250 words. Readings: Khan textbook, Chapter 4 Questions: 1) Is class an ascribed or an achieved status? Argue your position with 3-4 pieces of evidence (data) from the chapter to support your claim.  2) Discuss how Figures 5, 6 and 7 (on pages 16, 17, and 18 respectively) help to explain the trend we see in Figure 4 on page 13. 3) Discuss two patterns you can identify in Table 4 on page 20. What are two different mechanisms of stratification that might produce these patterns?

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