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Social class in the 21st century

Social Class in the 21st Century

  • class no longer depends primarily on one’s occupation (non-manual or manual occupation)
  • widering division between top and bottom
  • based on different types of capital (economic, social, cultural)
    • interconnected
    • capital → advantages
    • hereditary
  • capital influences (academic) performance
  • education is key to overcome class divisions