Description: Lecture, three hours. Enforced requisites: courses 210A, 210B. Course 239A is enforced requisite to 239B. Introduction to literature on social stratification, mobility, and inequality in U.S. and abroad, with focus on concepts, data, methods, and facts about occupational and class structure; intergenerational transmission of socioeconomic status; effects of family, school, and labor market on socioeconomic achievement, careers, and inequality; earnings, income, and wealth distribution; poverty; social mobility; socioeconomic factors and marriage; gender and ethnic stratification; and health disparities. In Progress grading (credit to be given only on completion of course 239B).