Socioeconomic Status

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According to the American Psychological Association, Socioeconomic status is the social standing or class of an individual or group. It is often measured as a combination of education, income, and occupation. The question that inspired this project is “In what ways does one’s socioeconomic status affect a child’s education, safety, and ability to get employment?” By the end of this course, I would hope to have the answer to all the questions above as well as how socioeconomic status affects children in comparison to adults as well as how the life people of different socioeconomic statuses compare. This creative piece reflects my social justice values seeing as I strongly believe that people, regardless of their social status, should have equal opportunities to everything. Being discriminated against due to socioeconomic status is not something I have experienced personally but I have seen people around me having trouble getting proper education or jobs because of it. Due to my lack of experience, I would like to learn about the difficulties people have in their day to day life. I would also like to bring awareness to the drastic differences in the privileges that people with high SES have that people part of low SES communities don’t. The visual mind map invites the audience to be able to see the connections between the different nodes/branches. Each branch talks about one or more of the seven aspects and gives examples. For instance, the first node is intersectionality in
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