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On SAGE Insight: Relative Education and the Advantage of a College Degree

From American Sociological Review Over the past 80 years, the United States experienced a dramatic increase in college enrollment and completion. In 1950, only 7.7 percent of people in the United States age 25 to 29 had a bachelor’s degree … Continue reading

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Only 15 minutes? The social layers of fame

Only 15 Minutes? The Social Stratification of Fame in Printed Medi From American Sociological Review In the long-standing tradition of stratification research, one major source of power and status has been virtually ignored, until recently: fame. People aspire to fame, just … Continue reading

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