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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"Our research suggests that social class shapes the attitudes that people hold about their abilities and that, in turn, has important implications for how class hierarchies perpetuate from one generation to the next," added Belmi.
This subjective classification differs from objective calculations of social class based on quantifiable measures like income, education, net worth, location of residence, family background or other variables.
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.
The two types of colleges suggest the social class diversity and the parents' choice of colleges for the children.
Keywords: socioeconomic status, social class, educational aspirations, occupational aspirations, educational expectations
The team again found a negative correlation between social class this time on a national level and the percentage of Facebook friends from other countries.
Throughout the course of the book, Armstrong and Hamilton artfully present findings from their five-year qualitative study that highlight the role that social class played in every facet of these students' lives in college and after their time at the institution ended.
Elite Girls' Schooling, Social Class and Sexualised Popular Culture
In terms of social class, the C2 category of semi-skilled workers were most likely to be more confident (15%), followed by C1 skilled workers (14%) and AB professionals and managers (13%).
The social class of almost 17,500 breastfed and non-breastfed children born in 1958 and more than 16,500 children born in 1970 based on the social class of their father when they were 10 or 11--were pitted against their social class as adults, measured when they were 33 or 34.
The researchers found that reading and math ability at age 7 were linked to their social class a full 35 years later, resulting in higher incomes, better housing and better jobs in adulthood.