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    Socioeconomic Status (SES)

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    • What is the definition of socioeconomic status? What factors are measured to determine SES?
    • What does socioeconomic status mean to you? What do you perceive your status to be at this time? What was the status of your family when you were a child?
    • How did this impact your educational experiences in elementary school, high school and beyond?
    • How has this affected your career choices and goals?
    • How did factors of ethnicity and gender enter into your experience and life choices?
    • How does your experience compare to others in your family or in the neighborhood in which you grew up?

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    1. Socioeconomic Status (SES) - "Socioeconomic status is a measure of an individual's or family's economic and social position based on education, income, and occupation." (http://chicagohealth77.org/characteristics/socioeconomic/) So, to measure SES, a family/person's education, income, and occupation are considered.
    2. What SES means to you - Your answer to this question will be based upon your personal experiences.
    3. Educational Experiences - "Research indicates that children from low-SES households and communities develop academic skills more slowly compared to children from higher SES groups (Morgan, Farkas, Hillemeier, & Maczuga, 2009). Initial academic skills are ...

    Solution Summary

    This solution will outline what socioeconomic status (SES) is, as well as factors that impact and result from it.