Who Am I – Social Mobility Stratification and Mobility in the US

Who Am I – Social Mobility Stratification and Mobility in the US

Social Mobility and Inequality Upper Bound – The Economist, April 15, 2010
 http://www.economist.com/node/15908469 
Goodbye, Horatio Alger – The Nation, January 21 https://www.thenation.com/article/goodbye-horatio-alger/ 2007 The Downward Path of Upward Mobility – Washington Post, November 9, 2011
 https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-downward-path-of-upward-mobility/2011/11/09/gIQAegpS6M_story.html?utm_term=.8878160ebbd1 Hardest American to rise from Lower Rungs, January 4, 2012. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/05/us/harder-for-americans-to-rise-from-lower-rungs.html?hp=&pagewanted=all&_r=0 2) Using information from all 4 articles, write a 4-5 page paper addressing the following questions: 1. According to the authors, mobility in the U.S. appears to be stalled or in decline. Provide at least three examples of evidence (statistics) that support the authors’ arguments that mobility in the US has stalled or is in decline. (30 points) 2. According to the authors, why does mobility in the US appear to be stalled or in decline? Identify or list five or more as many reasons as you can find in the articles. (30 points) 3. If inequality continues to increase and mobility does not improve, what potential consequences might sociologists foresee for American society? Identify two potential outcomes (you might want to think about how Americans of all social class would react to living in a closed society.) (40 points)