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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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He said that there is no room for separate educational systems for different social classes in the world.
Kyrtis plays with this idea of people in different social classes in this collection that mainly brings to the surface the realism techniques of the old masters.
This is a comparison of the learners' struggle for learning who belonged to low and high social classes studying at the government and private colleges.
The results also highlight how those from lower social classes are taking advantage of platforms like Facebook to increase their social capital beyond national borders.
It is also to be noted that respondents haven't been classified in different social classes based upon their family background instead present income was the only criterion for allocating a specific social class.
The research mirrors previous work carried out in Wales which found that deprivation, associated with the lowest social classes, was linked to a huge range of ill health, lower educational attainment and higher rates of teen pregnancy.
Hence most of them in these social classes are not as bothered about how others perceive them.
"Higher social classes have a significantly higher average IQ than lower social classes," he says.
Dr Charlton said: "The Government has spent a great deal of time and effort in asserting that universities, especially Oxford and Cambridge, are unfairly excluding people from low social-class backgrounds and privileging those from higher social classes.
"Yet in all this debate a simple and vital fact has been missed: higher social classes have a significantly higher average IQ than lower social classes."
Specifically, social class bias is focused on upward mobility and the bellief that people should always strive to improve their social classes and positions.
For Castelao the difference between social classes in Galicia is not only based on money but on two different conceptualizations of what Galicia is and how to work to improve and push the land towards progress.