Publication Date

5-2018

Abstract

Social and economic status of an individual or group can be measured as a blend of wealth, income, occupation, and education. Other contributors to social and economic status include race, ethnicity, home ownership, family size, family types, and even types of foods purchased. The combination of social and economic status can reveal a group or individual's unequal access to resources, privilege, power, and control in a society. This Spotlight on Statistics examines Consumer Expenditure Survey data to explore the patterns of social and economic factors by race and ethnicity

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Suggested Citation
Noël, R. A. (2018). BLS spotlight on statistics: Race, economics, and social status. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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