Date of Graduation
Master of Arts in Sociology (MA)
Sociology and Criminal Justice
Second Committee Member
Social sciences; Economic mobility; Meritocracy
This study looks at whether or not adopting intersectionality as a theoretical framework allows for a better understanding of individual’s explanations of economic mobility, rather than examining variables such as race, gender, and class as mutually exclusive from one another. The reason for this follows from the understanding that race, gender, and class can intersect to create unique views and opinions of the world and how it operates. Using the 2009 PEW Economic Mobility Survey as a secondary data source, I ran statistical regressions and interpreted the results.
Broyles, Adam Alexander, "Exploring Individual’s Explanations of Economic Mobility through the Gaze of Intersectionality" (2017). Theses and Dissertations. 1864.