Furthermore, these are research studies indicating that social class, income levels and other issues of inequality have a strong effect on not just education and career, but also on health opportunities. Many a research work has been done to discuss how health issues are created because of inequality. In fact, community based health engagement works to provide care for the less fortunate.
The US class structure may be reproduced from one generation to another. Social stratification and social reproduction both exists in the US society. Social stratification is the social arrangement based on how much control the populace will have towards acquiring basic resources. Social reproduction is the concept of how some structures in society lead to the transmission of social inequality from one generation to another (Bourdieu, 2003). Financial, cultural, human and social capital plays an important role in this transmission of social inequality. In the United States, as evident in research works, social reproduction does exist, but then governmental intervention and policy updates do attempt to stop the transmission of such inequality.
Realities about Class
In understanding how class is socially constructed and how inequalities related to class are present in society and are reproduced generation after generation, it could be argued that the American society is not really a society without class or distinctions. The American dream is well within the reach of only some stratification and without interventions, it would be impossible for other stratification to even meet their basic needs.