social class

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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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eliminated one form of property as a requirement for the "privilege" of voting, a gesture toward a more egalitarian form of representation that weakened boundaries between socioeconomic classes, a simultaneous movement that restricted (or eliminated) voting privileges for non-whites worked to realign the "privilege" of political representation on the basis of race, thus investing whiteness with a distinct political value.
In terms of socioeconomic class, age, educational attainment and marital status, insurance acquisition is higher for the ABC class, aged 30 to 39, college graduates, married and working adults.
Correlation analysis done shows a positive correlation when socioeconomic class was compared with health expenditure (Table 2) as we move from SE Class 1 to 5 people are earning less and at the same time are also having more expenditure on health probably due to increase in various risk factors.
The youngest patient was 4 months old infant with tinea faciei; 32.6% (25) of patients were manual labourers (unskilled labourer) on daily wages with 66.7% (52) of cases belonging to upper lower (class IV--32.7%) and lower (class V--34%) socioeconomic class as per Kuppuswamy's socioeconomic class.
The dietary relationships between class and calorie intake were complex contradictory to the common belief as low class was found to have a higher intake of calories, but the high socioeconomic class sticks to a low calorie, and a supplemented diet pattern.
Results indicate that marriage programs are effective and can help marriages thrive when couples, irrespective of socioeconomic class, learn the skills to make their relationship work.
Physical activity had more influence on weight than did dietary carbohydrate, dietary fat, smoking, socioeconomic class, or hormone replacement therapy, said Dr.
Leonard Sagan, manager of the Radiation Sciences Program at EPRI, calls the work by Wertheimer, Savitz and others "interesting.' He told SCIENCE NEWS that the different current configurations "mean something.' But, he says, rather than being causative agents, they may instead indicate other potential cancer causes, such as population density, socioeconomic class or local road traffic.
It is clearly seen from Table 6 that the prevalence of anaemia is maximum in socioeconomic class V (88.8%) and minimum in socioeconomic class I (42.85%).
Major reasons for high tobacco consumption in lower socioeconomic class may be low literacy status and high tobacco use among their family members and peer groups [Table 31.
There is evidence that patients from low socioeconomic class and less privileged races are less likely to receive quality counseling as opposed to the patients with a better social class.5,6 The patients from lower social classes receive less positive socio-emotional utterances and a more directive and less participatory consulting style, characterized by significantly less information giving, less directions and less socio-emotional and partnership building utterances from their doctor.
Concluding that the recession is detrimental for lifelong learning for adults over the age of 25, it shows the importance of workplaces as sites of learning and the challenges posed when opportunities to learn are reduced, that more women are learning than men, how socioeconomic class is a key predictor of participation, that older people are less likely to participate, and other findings.