SocialClass - Caitlin McGowan In the United States there...

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Caitlin McGowan In the United States there are four general social classes: the upper class, the middle class, the working class, and the lower class. Each ranking demonstrates class position. Social class is frequently measured by a family’s income, occupation, and education. The upper class is made up of the top five percent of the United States population. They earn a minimum of $191,000. Usually upper class family’s income comes from inherited wealth from their families. They definitely have college educations and possibly even went to graduate school afterwards. Health care and medical values are never a problem. They have very high standards. They speak intelligently and polite. An example of an upper class family is the Van Der Woodsen’s from the television show Gossip Girl. They live in the Upper East Side of Manhattan. The mother, Lily, was brought up with a wealthy family. Her father was a music producer. The daughter, Serena, is very pretty, intelligent, and classy. She went to a private high school and now attends New York
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This note was uploaded on 06/10/2011 for the course ENGLISH 101 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '07 term at Rutgers.

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