course: Sociology of the Middle Class

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Course covers economic, social, and political causes and consequences of class in America. Topics include: class culture; education; recent social protests, including Occupy Wall Street and the Tea Party; and the 2012 presidential election. Emphasizes ways that social class shapes the background and experiences of current Stanford students and what their future will hold. (Fall 2014; instructor-designed course).

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course: Sociology of the Great Recession

Sociology of the Great Recession

Course covers economic, social, and political consequences of the recession. Topics Include: inequality; job prospects for college graduates; marriage/divorce; immigration; the 2012 presidential election; and modern populist movements. (Stanford Summer 2012 and Fall 2013; instructor-designed course).

 

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report: How Much Protection Does a College Degree Afford?

This study examines whether a college degree protected these recent graduates from a range of poor employment outcomes during the recession, including unemployment, low-skill jobs, and lesser wages. The report draws upon data from the 2003–2011 Current Population Survey (CPS) to examine the early labor market outcomes of 21- through 24-year-olds. Read more “report: How Much Protection Does a College Degree Afford?”