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?
The vast majority of faculty members come from middle or upper class backgrounds.
Schools have to over come the "alienation and disaffection" that exists among white boys from working class backgrounds if they are to make a worth while contribution to society.
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.
The people that I sat down with to interview, whatever their class background, whatever their experiences coming here, these people were amazing storytellers.
IN A COUNTRY WHERE HIGH SCHOOL KIDS of every stripe seem to favor the same uniforms of baggy pants or midriff-baring shirts, it can be hard to spot differences in class background.
They were young men of similar class background, and in the Los Angeles sample, three quarters were between fifteen and seventeen years of age.
I'm from a working class background and I'm hoping to instil that hard work ethic into my daughter," she says.
The Staying On report, which includes a survey of more than 1,000 youngsters aged 14-18, reveals that 46 per cent of girls from a working class background have a profound fear of failure, which is seriously affecting their chances at school and work, compared to just 28 per cent of boys from middle class backgrounds.
Now they keep telling him that it will never work because he is a lawyer from a professional family and I am just a secretary with a working class background.
Kerrigan, the daughter of a welder who had to work several jobs to support her skating, had her class background either effaced or elevated, as when Newsweek described her as "the twenty-four-year-old beauty from a middle-class Boston suburb.
If the national programs were deficient in appealing to listeners from a working class background the same cannot be said of regional broadcasts.