Portraits of the Classes

Portraits of the Classes - Portraits of the Classes The...

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Portraits of the Classes The following material is taken from Charon (1986). The percentages are rough estimates. A. Upper Class (1 percent of total population) The upper-class consists of relatively few individuals and families (a small executive club) with great wealth and great power in the economy. Generally the upper-class inherits their wealth . It comes in the form of property and other assets . While this group does not have to work, they often serve on the boards of directors of major corporations . From this vantage point, the upper-class occupies a position from which they can have great impact on the course of world history. The upper-class has a certain life style in which individuals are careful to socialize only with the "right crowd." B. Upper Middle-Class (10 Percent) The Upper middle-class consists of "successful business people, executives, professionals, and high ranking civil and military officials . Ownership of business as well as prestigious occupations bring wealth to these individuals. Most have high levels of
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