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