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Middle Class (30 percent) The lower middle-class also consists of professionals, semi professionals and small business people . People who make up the middle-class are less affluent and occupy fewer prestigious positions that the Upper Middle-class. The middle class includes nurses, teachers, police officers, and social workers . The middle-class includes most of the white collar work force and others who earn "respectable" livings. Jobs for this group are generally secure. The middle-class is well educated. They also have great political impact. It was this group after all, who got us out of Vietnam and who lead the California tax rebellion. Working Class (40 percent) The working class consists of skilled and unskilled workers (blue collar workers ), factory workers, farm hands, sales personnel, and low-level clerical workers . Usually these positions do not require college. Although many in this class belong to unions, it is not, as a rule, an effective political force. Jobs performed by this group are routine,
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Unformatted text preview: mechanized, and closely supervised. These jobs are less secure than jobs performed by people in the middle-class. The nature of work performed by the working-class has changed. On one hand the back breaking work that used to characterize the working-class has evolved into less physically demanding work. Regardless, work performed at this level is none-the-less tedious. It is also boring . The working-class is less secure now than in the past. As corporation shift their operations offshore, jobs traditionally done by this group are now performed by Third-Worlders. Lower Class (20 percent) The lower-class consists of the poor . The lower-class experiences high rates of unemployment and dependency on government, employers, the state of the economy, and landlords . People from the lower-class are not likely to succeed in the educational system . They experience prejudice from the legal system . This class seldom exerts itself politically....
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This note was uploaded on 11/08/2011 for the course SCIE SYG2000 taught by Professor Bernhardt during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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