General Backkground Information on Class
People Like Us
Companion website to the PBS documentary “People Like Us”. Includes some interactive features and resources on class.
Center for Working Class Studies
The intellectual home of the emerging field of Working Class Studies.
An comprehensive website from an excellent organization working against classism on multiple fronts.
Multimedia slide show depicting the development of a household budget for a family living below the poverty level.
Social Inequality and Class
Extensive data based on publications, websites, and organizations on class issues globally.
Center for the Study of Working Class Life
Michael Zweig’s center. The website includes links to the Working Class Studies Association.
Educational Needs Index
National data down to the level of counties on educational funding, access, and economic opportunity
Children’s Books about Labor and Working Class Life
Grassroots teacher organization that publishes an excellent magazine and books on teaching for social justice.
Know How to Go
Information for students who aspire to be the first in their families to attend college.
Student Debt Alert
Resources to understand (and to act against) the rising levels of student debt.
First in the Family
Information for first-generation students about applying for and succeeding in college.
Transitions to College
Resources for examining transitions to college and success once there for disadvantaged youth. Includes searchable data base, links, publications.
A yahoo group for connecting people interested in issues of social class on college campuses.
Reports from the Pew Foundation on family income mobility, with separate reports comparing black and white families and mobility and gender.
Working Class/ Poverty Class Academics
An informal organization that supports this webpage and maintains a lively listserv in which academics from various disciplines discuss the consequences of their backgrounds as poor and working class children.