Social Class and Sport

Social Class and - Social Class and Sport 08:14:00 ← ← ← ← ← Upper Middle Class(15 • High Level professionals($125,00 o Class often

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Unformatted text preview: Social Class and Sport 06/11/2007 08:14:00 ← ← ← ← ← Upper Middle Class (15%) • High Level professionals ($125,00+) o Class often attained via education 2/3 children receive college education • Mostly white but growing diversity • Own home; significant savings ← (True) Middle Class (30%) • College-educated ($50,000+) o Children attend public schools o 1/3 children attend college (social mobility) • service orientated JOBS o lower-level managers, minor professionals; teachers o husband/wife work for comfortable life o occasional vacations, eating out o May own home; some savings o Fear sliding back into working class ← Lower Middle Class (working class) (30%) • High school graduates; some attend college ($35-50,000) • Skilled/semi-skilled (blue-collar) o Routinized, closely supervised jobs o Factory workers, clerks, wait staff o Wives work to pay bills o Half own homes Often lower-cost neighborhoods Few other assets o Vulnerable to financial crisis Illness, unemployment ← Lower Class (20%) • 16% working poor o unskilled, low-paying, temporary, seasonal no benefits o migrant workers, house keeping o many rely on welfare o o Most high school dropouts Only 11% lower class graduate high school Very few reach college; many ← 4% Underclass • concentrated in inner city...
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course SPAD 391 taught by Professor Webber during the Spring '08 term at University of Louisville.

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Social Class and - Social Class and Sport 08:14:00 ← ← ← ← ← Upper Middle Class(15 • High Level professionals($125,00 o Class often

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