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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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The upper class owns even the banks that credit the lower-class members:
Through its marketing and presentation, Los caifanes claims to contain genuine portrayals of the "real" lower-class male experience in Mexico City.
One of the most significant papers for social work was anthropologist's Walter Miller's 1959 publication in Social Service Review, "Implications of Urban Lower-Class Culture for Social Work.
This dichotomy between aristocratic and lower-class London is central to Dillon's thesis: that London's gin craze, viewed through the woozy lens of alcohol abuse, was really about class struggle.
The second reason is that Panama's "civilian elites" convinced Bush to help them get rid of the lower-class Noriega.
Indeed its rules of play were first elaborated by lower-class teachers at England's elite public schools, as way of containing the contempt shown them by their aristocratic students.
Flow control signals are managed per class to protect higher-class traffic from lower-class traffic overflow.
The study found that compassion was the only positive emotion reported at greater levels by lower-class participants.
In addition, many lower-class families were unconvinced that education would improve the lives or economic choices of their children.
What: Paris' mother, Kathy, horns in on the reality craze and hosts this competition show in which 14 hicks - specially selected for their easily mockable lower-class manners - vie for a year's lifestyle change and $200,000.
The final chapter, "The Romance of Service: The Readers of Dorastus and Fawnia, 1615-1762," again plays upon the connection between the lower-class reader, the feminine, the erotic, and consumption.
How should we deal with the lower-class kid who through affirmative action goes to Harvard versus the middle-class kid who goes to Iowa State when they start looking for their first accounting jobs?