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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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argued in Labour's Last Chance that because of PI the 1992 election was an opportunity for Labour to make a 'bridgehead' across social classes.
First, to what extent, if any, has the ability of America's social classes to purchase the basic needs increased from 1918 to 1988?
The country is very polarized by region, social classes and the schism that usually exists between urban and rural dwellers.
The life expectancy gap for women of different social classes is also just more than four years.
4% of young full-time students starting their first degrees two years ago were from these lower social classes.
People across the UK from all social classes backed a ban - ranging from 86 per cent in the most wealthy group to 72 per cent in deprived areas.
Moreover, even though some scholars have suggested that the process of globalization might blur class distinctions as different social classes have access to foreign consumer items, Maureen O'Dougherty insists that class identity remains reified in the midst of a greater international exchange of goods.
It is designed as a popular text, easily accessible, clearly written and divided into chapters which discuss the elements that constituted the daily life of early modern Italian men and women in town and country; of all social classes and occupations.
It provides a potential biological mechanism to explain why people in lower social classes are generally at higher risk for drug abuse.
A final term from Bourdieu's work is reproduction, which is the manner by which social classes reproduce themselves and, in doing so, preserve status differences.
Findings show that men in all educational levels and social classes have a significantly higher usage of the Classical/ Standard qaf than women.
THREE social classes of 1910 collide in England with well-mannered but life- changing results.