Socioeconomic Status in America
Social Justice Learning
Today's Lesson: Socioeconomic Status in America
Socioeconomic status (SES) is defined as the position or standing of a person or group in society as determined by a combination of social and economic factors that affect access to education and other resources crucial to an individual’s upward mobility. It is measured by several factors, but most often it focuses on income, occupation, and education, and it can have either a positive or negative impact on a person's life. But SES and its effects are more than just access to education or opportunities. Research has also found the lower the SES, the more likely someone is to have physiological and psychological health issues. We hope you will join us in this, first lesson of 2022: Socioeconomic Status in America.