The Project

The Great Canadian Class Study (GCCS), led by Drs. Maroto, BayatRizi, and Durou at the University of Alberta, presents an in-depth study of social class and inequality in Canada — the first of its kind in many years — using multiple types of data. This report begins to address larger questions about social class in Canada by using GCCS survey data to discuss how Canadians perceive their own social class membership; how this understanding of social class varies across groups; how it might be linked to other measures of social class; and how it connects to views of success and aspects of social mobility.

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The Angus Reid Institute and the University of Alberta are working together to learn more about how social class is understood in this country. This is a special condensed version of the larger study undertaken by ARI and the U

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About the Partners

About the U of A Sociology Department:

The University of Alberta Sociology Department (U of A) is one of the most-interdisciplinary Sociology departments in Canada, with faculty members and graduate students engaging in a wide range of ex-citing boundary-breaking scholarly research.

About Angus Reid Institute:

The Angus Reid Institute (ARI) was founded in October 2014 by pollster and sociologist, Dr. Angus Reid. ARI is a national, not-for-profit, non-partisan public opinion research foundation established to enhance and encourage better understanding of political, cultural and socioeconomic issues affecting Canadians. ARI commissions, conducts and disseminates original, publicly accessible and impartial statistical public opinion polling research and policy analysis.

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