Inequality And Success Within The Appalachian Region Essay

820 Words Jul 15th, 2015 4 Pages
Individuals in societies are grouped into different classes called socioeconomic classes. Socioeconomic class “ is a set of concepts in the social sciences and political theory centered on models of social stratificationin which people are grouped into a set of hierarchical social categories,[1]the most common being the upper, middle, and lower classes” (“Social Class”, 2015). It is by these classes; upper, middle, and lower that individuals are classified. There are several variables that determine what class an individual will be in; education, income, and occupation. In this paper the variable of education will be focused on and how it relates to both oppression and success within the Appalachian Region. Although education through to the 12th grade is a human right its is not always that simple for those living within the Appalachain Region. When looking at education one needs to look at not just the obtainment of a education; diploma, but also the quality of education received. Several factors that have an impact on obtaining education are; parents thoughts towards education, family ties, lack of funding, inadequate teaching, and/or no access to resources; to name a few. The level of education one obtains impacts his or her socioeconomic class. For example; someone one with a bachelors degree will have a higher socioeconomic class than one who has no education at all. Education has a domino affect which has an impact on the variables mentioned above; income and…

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