By Pamela Chan

The following article is an overview of the role social class plays in the United States of America today.

To Consider:

* See how you would fit in the American population, and take a closer look at income mobility, public opinion and the intersection of income and education.

* Think about how the United States is different from what we experience here in Canada.

* Discuss these differences with your children and encourage an appreciation for the socio-economic strengths we have in Canadian society.

To do:

* Read Spirit Level by Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett about the root of social problems in inequality.

Class Lines in America: Shadowy Lines That Still Divide

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