Analysing old and new - Three are now SEVEN Social classes



I look down on him because I am a class I look up to him because he is upper class but I look down on him because he is lower class I am middle class I know my place traditional working class which used to be you know a very large proportion of population manual workers working manufacturing has shrunk now with what's happened to the British economy in our survey they only about 15% of the population tend to be quite old tend to be in their 60s so it's a group machines to be kind of aging out and they've been supplanted by this Beccaria group at the bottom and also a group who we call the emergent service workers who are young people after piper qualified often have quite good social networks but they are currently in quite insecure work not well paid and they're not really able to come on if in a middle-class status but I don't look up to him as much so I look up to him cause he is coffee night breeding I am Gordon age breeding but I have not got any money to him I still look up to him because of although I have money I am vulgar so I still look down on him I know my place I mean underclass label is kind of loaded one we try to avoid using it and the notion of the underclass implies that these are people who are quite a small portion of population often ethnic minorities and see to be kind of a problem group for us we prefer that we prefer the term precariat because it recognizes the fact that many of the people in this class aren't you know living in urban areas or like it's a big getting bored of criminal activity in fact they found in many parts of the UK not just in big urban areas the majority of my white black people are they're not minorities and so I think the term per carry out captures some of the meanings of the underclass without using the term which was a bit below the establish middle class are quite large group 29% and they are I feel like the typical middle-class group they brought from me to university often working in the professions and management well-paid as secure own their own homes but alongside those we've got two other kind of middle-class keepings who are quite well paid quite good jobs but they often don't have such a high degree of social networks they often haven't been to university or been highly qualified so there are indication perhaps that people can climb the ladder without necessarily pursuing in the conventional middle-class route of a levels and university




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