social class

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social class

a grouping of people with similar values, interests, income, education, and occupations.

social class

1. Social standing or position. Synonym: socioeconomic status
2. A group of people with shared culture, privilege, or position.
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Finally, Column 4 models response to the question "Do you feel that your class background affected your graduate school experience?
Although the vast majority of research on students from lower social class backgrounds uses proxies such as parental income, parental education, or parental occupational prestige, these authors reveal other social class markers that emerged in their work such as divorce, chronic illness, death of a parent, or loss of a job.
Dr Strand said there had to be a change on the emphasis on gender inequalities in the classroom as the lowest achievers were not just boys, but males with a working class background.
The vast majority of faculty members come from middle or upper class backgrounds.
There was much sneering about his working class background.
Larkin came from a working - class background in the industrial north of England as a scholarship student to Oxford.
WHEN the local Conservative party members select an immigrant from a working class background as their candidate and over 14,000 people in Coventry from all races and backgrounds vote for him, you know Enoch Powell was wrong.
Co-authors Prof David James and Janet Yates, a research fellow, described the link with a lower social class background as a "sensitive finding" that they could not explain.
On she drones about her 'hand to mouth' working class background when, as the daughter of jobbing actors in Berkshire I hardly think she was at risk of rickets.
It was because of own class background that Foote (1847-1938) was able to play a role in both validating and questioning social hierarchies in the eastern and western US, argues Smith (humanities and communication, Colorado Mountain College, Glenwood Springs), but also because of the changing nature of publishing in particular, capitalism in general, transportation, and class formation in the late 19th-century.
During the course of the project, pupils were offered mentoring support by male students at Newman who were themselves largely drawn from a white working class background.
The main character, Sergeant "Fancy Jack" Crossman, has rejected his upper class background due to disputes with his father and is serving in the ranks.