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Socioeconomic Status

  • By: Justin Allen Berg & Hiromi Ono
  • In: Encyclopedia of Human Relationships
  • Edited by: Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Group Processes/Dynamics, Close Relationships

Socioeconomic status (SES) is one of the central concepts in the social sciences. Scholars use it to understand human relationships—for example, who individuals will marry, who will have children and how many, and who will eventually divorce and the consequences of ...

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