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Unformatted text preview: -With college • Better jobs in better service industries o E.g. law, real estate • But less security and higher costs o Middle-class status requiring two incomes Defining Class-Individual attainment vs. Group position-Classes are: • Groups of people (or families) o Similarly situated in the economy o Common interests and behaviors • A basis for collective identity o Common family practices o Potential for collective action-Four-Class model • “If you were asked to use one of four names for your social class, which would you say you belong in: the lower class, the working class, the middle class, or the Sociology 130 February 21, 2008 upper class?” ---General Social Survey 2002-Family relationships often facilitate the connection with class...
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- Spring '08
- Sociology, middle class shrinking, earnings -Employment increases, -American economic decline