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Social Structure Of The Middle Class

- There are three main social structures in our society today. There is the upper class, the rich and affluent, who have endless amount of money in order to be comfortable and survive. We have the middle class, the normal people, who work on the daily in order to keep their family together and have a work under their roof. Finally, we have the lower class, who have a hard time surviving, but the government does not want people living in the states so they help this class the most. They receive financial aid, money aid, food stamps, and health aid....   [tags: Middle class, American middle class, Working class]

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The Social Class Of Middle Class

- The social class I would put my family in is Middle Class. There are a few reasons why I put my family in this class. Some of these reasons include home ownership, income, job, health care, education, different planning funds and vacation time. My parents own the home that we live in, which is a two family house. We have someone renting the other floor in the house. Both of my parents have stable jobs. My mother is a nurse manager at a nursing home and has been a registered nurse for about twenty years....   [tags: Middle class, Social class, Working class]

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The Class And Middle Class

- In every country there are several classes of society. The classes of society are divide into four groups. The groups are the lower class, working class, middle class, and upper class. The social classes are like a totem pole starting with the low or poor class on the bottom then the working class then the middle class, and then the upper or owner class on top. The two biggest classes we have here in united states is the working and middle class. In 1998 the lower class is consisted of 5%. The working class is made up of 45%....   [tags: Middle class, Social class, Working class]

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Social Class And The Middle Class

- In society there are different types of jobs and with the different type come different level of paying jobs. Then with the different level of pay, comes a different class. There tends to be most commonly known an upper class, middle class, and a lower class. The category where most Americans fall into is the middle class. The thing with social class’ that it causes a bit of division within people. As much as we would like to prevent these problems money or race may cause there honestly is not much we can do....   [tags: Middle class, Working class, Sociology, Twitter]

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Gentrification Of The Middle Class

- What exactly is gentrification. How is that different from diversifying poor neighborhoods and why is it important to know its consequences. Gentrification, according to British sociologist Ruth Glass, when “one by one, working class quarters have been invaded by the middle class… until all or most of the working class occupiers are displaced and the whole social character of the district is changed”. By this definition, gentrification is when a poor area of a city becomes invaded by the middle class, forcing lower income residents to move out....   [tags: Social class, Middle class, Working class]

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The Plight Of The Middle Class

- The plight of the middle class has become a controversial issue amongst the media as growing income inequality has risen in the nation’s consciousness (Boushey, 2012). The steady increase in income inequality in the United States is known to be actually shrinking the size of America’s middle class. (Miller, 2014). The famous philosopher, Aristotle, “pointed out that if the working class disappears, then the poor will become the majority. The poor are often less educated than the rich, and usually tend to struggle just to make ends meet....   [tags: Middle class, Working class, Social class]

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Social Mobility And The Middle Class

- Social mobility in society is a weird thing if you think about it in a different perspective than what you see, read, and listen to on the news. The social mobility in America in the way is defined like this, the rich are way to rich and middle class is almost starting to become the poor class and while this is happening the poor class is becoming something like homeless no money, but this is still considered the poor class so now the poor classes is just poorer in its own way I suppose. Within my knowledge and what I learned in class is that most Americans think we 're just averaged out in classes where the rich is regularly rich and the middle class have money and the poor are making some...   [tags: Social class, Poverty, Working class, Middle class]

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Socioeconomic Status Of The Middle Class

- Socioeconomic Differences Socioeconomic status is the measure of the influence that the social environment has on individuals, families, communities, and schools (Brogan). The concept considers other influences, such as the chance for social or economic advancement, influence on policy, availability of resources, and prestige of the primary occupation. (Brogan). The novel identifies the three main social classes which are the upper class (Da Ros), the middle class (Arroyo Blanco residents) and lower class (Mexican immigrants), and this further explains the characteristics of the people in each class....   [tags: Social class, Working class, Middle class]

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No Middle Class By Adriana Delgado

- No Middle Class It the world we live in today, everything is about money whether you realize it or not. People are getting greedier, trying to find a way to increase their wealth constantly. Sometimes people do this at the risk of other people; in seek of their own “happiness.” Food, clothes, transportation, bills, and so much more all require money of some sort. Adriana Delgado says, “The vast differences between the rich and the poor, the powerful and the powerless, will be the catalyst for the best intentions to be rewarded with ungratefulness and contempt, creating resentment and mistrust between the classes.” This line quoted by Delgado shows how power is related directly to money....   [tags: Working class, Wealth, Poverty, Middle class]

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Mexico : A Middle Class Society

- Mexico: A Middle Class Society -Poor No More, Developed Not Yet By: Luis De La Calle and Luis Rubio “Americans may fathom the middle class as being the obvious foundation of civilization and economic development, but most Mexicans have historically seen their country as mostly poor.” The beginning of the book starts with this statement. Throughout the book, it speaks of differences between not only the financial makeup of the country and also the view of the Mexico from the Mexican people. A major difference between the American politicians and Mexicans politicians is the general outlook of the middle class....   [tags: United States, Mexico, Spain, Middle class]

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The Black And Middle Class

- This progressive literature had a large impact on the Americans after publication. Riis took the upper and middle class Americans into the extreme poverty of the tenants in the New York City tenements. Muckraking literature means that the literature shows a misconduct in other lives and this photography and book show exactly that, the extreme conditions of tenements. The photography and imagery in the book convinced the upper and middle class Americans that the poor were in poverty because of the conditions that they were forced to live in not because it was the lifestyle that they wanted but because it was the lifestyle they were forced to live in....   [tags: Real estate, House, Renting, Middle class]

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The Middle Class Is Defined As A Social Class

- The American middle class is defined as a social class in the United States. It is the class of people in the middle of a social hierarchy. There are people in the United States middle class as well as other countries and this class of people has specific issues and interests that they are concerned with. Issues such as the health care reform, the financial reform, making college affordable, and housing. By dealing with these specific issues, the middle class has to vote, making them the middle class voters....   [tags: United States, Social class, Middle class]

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The United States : A Middle Class Nation

- The United States is significantly a middle-class nation. Along with more than half of the American population, I too belong to the middle class. Gregory Mantsios mentions in his preface to ‘Class in America—2012’ “which of these gifts might a high school graduate in your family receive—a new dress, a five-hundred-dollar savings bond, or a BMW. The answer hints at your social class, a key factor in American lives that runs counter to the more comfortable notion that the United States is essentially a middle-class nation.” I didn’t receive any of these gifts listed when I graduated, but I was treated with a congratulatory cake and a party with my family members....   [tags: Social class, Middle class, Working class]

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Comparing Lareau 's Middle Class

- IV Although it is likely clear already, we four individuals most closely resemble Lareau’s middle class. In general, our parents seemed to utilize many of the same childrearing strategies that Lareau’s subjects used during her research. At home, we four were engaged by our parents who helped expand our language skills and strengthen our grasp on communication. For all but Crockett, we were encouraged to do so in public as well, even with authority figures. We four were all assured that we had nothing to fear from telling the doctor the truth; we were all assured that asking our teachers for clarification when we were having trouble following was the best course of action; we were taught tha...   [tags: Middle class, Working class, Social class]

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My Family Of A Middle Class Family

- Many people have interesting stories of where they come from. Some may find mine to be just that, and others may not. I was born to a middle class family in San Jose. My family has never been exceedingly wealthy, nor have we ever been poor. My parents were well educated, and have degrees to prove their education.My father has worked was a thermodynamic engineer for his entire post college career, and my mother never went to work in her field. One aspect of my family that begins to diversify us is that we are a family of Christians....   [tags: High school, School, Christianity, Middle class]

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Middle Class : The Backbone Of Both The Market Economy And Of Democracy

- Birdsall, Graham, and Pettinato states that middle class is “the backbone of both the market economy and of democracy in most advanced societies” (Banerjee and Duflo 3). Everyone has freedom to decide what they do, where they live, and who they get married. However, there is an aspect that people are fell into when they are born, social classes. The social hierarchy of America consists of three classes, they are upper, middle, and lower class. The vast majority of Americans fall into the category of the middle class....   [tags: Social class, Middle class, Working class]

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Barack Obama 's Impact On The Middle Class

- Hillary Clintons goal as President is to create more jobs for the working class. She also wants to make some tax cuts for the middle class, but also keep around Obama Care for the lower class. Clinton would like to strengthen Obama Care for the lower class. If she is elected she would like to see the economy grow in such a rate never seen before. She would also like to raise the minimum wage. She wants people within the lower class and middle class to have good paying jobs. She would like them to eventually be able to move up in class ()....   [tags: Working class, Social class, Middle class, Wage]

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America 's Economy Is Dependent On The Middle Class

- America 's economy is dependent on the middle class. Slowly, the middle class is beginning to decrease. Soon enough there will be only the wealthy and the poor. Economic inequality is the gap between the upper class and the lower class. It is a problem that is growing everyday. Technology, education, race, gender, and globalization are the main causes of economic inequality. Each one of these causes contributes to the vicious cycle of economic inequality. The battle for our country 's financial wellbeing is upon us....   [tags: Working class, Middle class, Economic inequality]

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The Role Of Middle Class Students On Extracurricular Activities

- Throughout history people have talked so much about either the rich or the poor, yet we do not hear a lot about the middle class. There are many different topics that could be discussed with class, but there is only one major one that truly affected me throughout my childhood; participating in extracurricular activities. Now we all have different views on what one should do in tough financial situations, therefore, I will focus on how the income personally affects what happens through grades and type of living....   [tags: High school, Poverty, Middle class, Working class]

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The Wage Gap Between The Large Middle Class And The Rich

- For the past decades, the wage gap between the large middle class and the rich have grown tremendously and is still growing at a frightening rate. This is a result of politicians neglecting or being a part of the corrupted political system driven by money. The wealthy uses their money to buy and convince politicians to support their cause in staying rich and oppress and silence the voice of the middleclass and poor Americans. It is time for us to change that and we can start by electing Senator Bernie Sander to be our president for 2016....   [tags: Working class, Wealth, Democracy, Middle class]

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The Economic Class Level Of The Middle And Working Class

- Based on my observations around the neighborhood, I suggest the economic class level is between the middle and working class. According to Gilbert’s model of class structure, there are six levels of class structure. I label this neighborhood’s class is in between the middle and working class because families are getting by and yet economically vulnerable to lose their job. However, they do not own their home and instead pay monthly rent. I come to this conclusion based on a couple of factors that made me assume this....   [tags: Social class, Working class, Middle class]

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The Rise of the Middle Class in "The Untouchable" by Thomas L. Friedman

- The Untouchable by Thomas L. Friedman speaks about the world being flat, which is “the stunning rise of middle classes all over the world (pg. 323).” He explains how the American society is becoming global. This globalization that is occurring in today’s society is leading children in America to have a competing mindset against cultures such as the Chinese. We have to begin to think wise and know what route we have to take in life in order to flourish or survive. There will plenty of jobs out there; however, they will only be open to those people with the right knowledge, self motivation, ideas and skill....   [tags: Untouchable, Thomas L. Friedman, middle class, cla]

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The Differences Between The Middle, Working, And Poor Class

- Yes, when thinking about social classes in the Unites States, it is easier to gravitate towards the differences among them. However, through reading about the different families in Unequal Childhoods, there are similarities across social classes. One of the similarities among the middle, working, and poor class is the “absent” of parental involvement. Now, this also depends on how the reader views the situation. For the poor class or working class families, such as Katie Brindle and Tyrec Taylor, their parents left them alone to play on their own....   [tags: Social class, Middle class, Working class, Family]

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The Middle Class And Lower Class

- Throughout history, there has always been an upper, middle and lower class. What makes people behave and react to situations that occur throughout their life is what makes them who they are and the way the entire world is now. As the social classes in the United States of America become more and more separated into an upper class or lower class, the middle class is slowly depleting. Whether a person strives for greatness or simply bows down and decides his or her fate as a lazy person, the lives of every human being that has ever lived on Earth is what has made this world the way it is today....   [tags: Working class, Social class, United States]

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Health Risks Of The Middle Class

- The documentary stated that over that 47 million Americans do not have healthcare coverage. 7% of Americans reports very good to excellent health. 37% of lower income Americans has poor health (California Newsreel, 2008). The middle class numbers are not too far from the lower class. Good health decreases significantly as the socioeconomic class status gets lower. “Low income increases one’s exposure to a host of health risks, such as crime, poor housing, and poor nutrition. Conversely, sick people both tend to work less and tend to accrue medical bills, thus lowering their household earnings and accumulated wealth....   [tags: Social class, Sociology, Working class]

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Social Inequalities Of The Middle Class

- Paper 3: Social Inequalities A person’s particular social status can affect their whole life, it can hold someone back or help them move forward. Numerous TV shows and movies can represent America’s social status in our society, for instance, the popular six season TV show Gossip Girl. This particular TV show explores several parts of the social inequalities in our society between the upper and middle or lower class. The show Gossip Girl is mainly about a group of friends from the Upper East Side in New York who attend a prestige private high school....   [tags: Social status, Social class, Sociology]

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My Family As Low And Middle Class

- Class: I would classify my family as low/middle class because my father has no college degree and because my mother’s job is not guaranteed and has never been guaranteed. We do not fit into low class because we own a house but we do not fit into middle class because we could never afford to move nor have we moved. Others I feel would classify me as professional middle class because I wear nice clothes and I am currently attending a rather expensive university. Previous generations of my family would most likely be classified as working poor....   [tags: Social class, Working class, Catholic Church]

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J.b. Priestley 's The Middle Class

- Brought up in a Caucasian, upper-middle-class family, J.B. continues to search for a path that distinguishes himself among his peers and those around him. He is thirteen-years-old and is currently in the seventh grade. Furthermore, J.B. has one stepparent, two loving parents, and is the youngest of three, for he has two older sisters, one in high school and the other in college, for he looks up to for their guidance. Even with a blended family who lives in a rural area, J.B. proceeds to find his identity....   [tags: High school, Friendship, Middle school]

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My Social Location Of A Middle Class

- My social location consists of being a female that is white, heterosexual, and cis-gendered. I have a cis-gendered, white partner and he and I visually present as a couple that would conform to gender identity roles within society (even though we actually do not). I am able-bodied, I am still considered a youth at 23 years old, and I guess I am considered middle-class. It is hard to identify my class as I am both of a lower-class and a middle-class since I am a student living off of student loans and have accumulated a lot of debt yet I am in a position of power since I have been giving the opportunity to go to post-secondary education directly after high school....   [tags: Social class, Education, Higher education]

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The Middle Class And Lower Class

- The middle Class The middle class occupies a position between the upper class and lower class; especially: the socio-economic group, composed mainly of business and professionals, bureaucrats and some skilled workers who share the same social interests and values. It is composed of people who have similar incomes, education and similar tastes. The middle class is currently constituted by professionals who have achieved more than a high School diploma or a technician. Since today there is a greater demand for jobs that require persons having a study level higher....   [tags: Fast food, Hamburger, Nutrition, United States]

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Summary Of ' The Middle Frame Class '

- They’re All Looking Down On Us; Malcolm in the Middle Frames Class Imagine a beautiful suburban street, manicured emerald green lawns expand in both directions, separated only by the occasional well-kept hedge and patch of concrete upon which is parked a mid-sized luxury sedan. This picturesque scene is a dream for many middle class families, a dream that would be shattered by a home with dead grass, browning shrubs and rusting minivan, not to mention a horde of rowdy boys screaming and creating havoc all hours of the day and night....   [tags: Working class, Wealth, Social class, Sociology]

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The Extinction of the American Middle Class

- ... The high taxation placed on large corporations took away jobs from the American middle class(Kent McDill). Middle class jobs are slowly bleeding out of America. The high taxation, along with strict corporate regulations are taking middle class jobs out of America and forcing corporations to take a different route for employees. Specifically, mechanical workers are taking over the jobs that the middle class traditionally performed(Adam Davidson). The job brake down in America traditionally went upper, middle and lower class jobs....   [tags: poverty, wealth, government]

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The Rise Of The Middle Class

- The rise of the middle-class at the turn of the 19th century in northern urban America induced a reevaluation of the proper way to rear a child. As children became of little economic value to middle-class families, families began to shelter their children from the world and openly consider them with greater affection (Mintz 76). Childhood became a romanticized, ideally labor free period of life (Mintz 76). Parents were expected to educate their children in the morals and values necessary to succeed in capitalistic economy, as evident by the values portrayed in books such as Rollo Learns to Read (Abbot 5)....   [tags: Slavery in the United States, Frederick Douglass]

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The Disappearing of Middle Class Jobs

- Over the last few decades the middle class job has experienced a dramatic fall from its once glorified position in the American job market. Since the 1980s there has been a significant decline in the demand of middle class jobs, also known as middle skill jobs, due mostly in part to advancement in technology in addition to outsourcing these occupations to countries located overseas. Following this decrease in middle class jobs there has been a moderate climb in high and low skill occupations in the American job market....   [tags: Outsourcing, Foreign Economies]

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Class Avoidance Phenomenon : Discussion About The Middle Class

- • Two exceptions to class avoidance phenomenon: discussion about the middle class as acceptable and presenting glimpses of the poor and wealthy that conform to common stereotypes. Americans are misinformed to believe the following myths: class distinctions are non-existent, middle-class is the norm, everyone is getting richer, and the chances of success are equal for everyone. • The U.S. has the highest income gap between the wealthiest and poorest in the industrial world, which is approximately 12 to 1....   [tags: Racism, Race, White people, Social class]

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On Being Black And Middle Class

- In his essay, “On Being Black and Middle Class” (1988), writer and middle-class black American, Shelby Steele adopts a concerned tone in order to argue that because of the social conflicts that arise pertaining to black heritage and middle class wealth, individuals that fit under both of these statuses are ostracized. Steele proposes that the solution to this ostracization is for people to individualize themselves, and to ‘“move beyond the victim-focused black identity” (611). Steele supports his assertion by using evidence from his own life and incorporating social patterns to his text....   [tags: Black people, African American, Race]

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Health Care For The Middle Class

- Health care can be expensive yet being in the middle class bracket it seem it may seem affordable until a family has a child born with a disability such as Cerebral alsy.As of 2009 before the start of Obamacare the United States cut the middle class budget to help assist families with health careeaving middle class families in an lot of debt due to high medical cost. To understand fully how difficult middle class struggle one must first learn about having a child with disabilities first. For example Cerebral Palsy is one that isn 't fully talked about.CP when the brain develops is irregular, t alters a child’s ability to move....   [tags: Cerebral palsy, Disability, Health insurance]

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The Inequality Of The Middle Class

- Let us say that the rich, on average, made 1 million dollars on average, and that the average middle class worker made $40,000. These both seem like reasonable, livable wages, although one is significantly higher than the other. Now imagine that middle class workers continued to make $40,000, while the income of the rich began to climb to reaches of five, 50, or even 500 million dollars. Now some may argue that there is nothing wrong with this situation. The middle class are still living, and the rich doing even better than they were doing before....   [tags: Tax, Capitalism, Poverty, Distribution of wealth]

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The Middle Class Women Of America

- During the 1960’s the middle-class women of America were experiencing discontent and unfulfillment in their lives partially due to the constrictions of tradition patriarchal marriage and this 1960’s phenomenon began to be known as ‘the problem without a name’. Betty Friedan in The Feminist Mystique described the problem as “[The problem] lay buried, unspoken for many years in the mind of the American women. It was a strange stirring, a sense of dissatisfaction, a yearning that women suffered…[Afraid to ask herself] is this all?” (Friedan,15)....   [tags: Marriage, Husband, Alimony, Adultery]

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The Middle Class Women Of America

- During the 1960s the middle-class women of America were experiencing discontent in their lives partially due to the constrictions of tradition patriarchal marriage and this 1960s phenomenon began to be known as ‘the problem without a name’. Betty Friedan in The Feminist Mystique described the problem as “[The problem] lay buried, unspoken for many years in the mind of the American women. It was a strange stirring, a sense of dissatisfaction, a yearning that women suffered…[Afraid to ask herself] is this all?” (Friedan,15)....   [tags: Marriage, Husband, Alimony, Adultery]

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The Poverty Of The Middle Class

- In a perfect society, all people would be treated with the same amount of equality. Unfortunately, this is not the case. The world that we live in today is tremendously unequal between the wealthy, the poor and really, everything in between. According to William Hogwarth, the class of poor people is extremely large in comparison to those who would be considered “well-to-do” (Hogwarth 548). This constantly growing epidemic has been an issue for centuries. In the past, poverty has been something that has been hard to illuminate due to lack of technology; now, it is difficult, still, to illuminate because of the continuous increase in population....   [tags: Poverty, Wealth, Economic inequality, 175]

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Why Is Lady A Middle Class?

- Different Story People often look at others and judge them based on their appearance. It is something everyone does based on human nature, but nobody knows what that person 's story it. Maybe that lady is dressed in ratty clothes because she works two jobs to support her family. People base these judgments on race, sex, and economic class. I often feel misjudged by people and it is hard because people do not know my real story. On the exterior, I look like a middle class white male and that is what I am, but I am much more than that....   [tags: High school, Family]

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The Elimination of the Middle Class

- Globalization is the process by which regional economies, societies, and cultures have become integrated through a global network by transportation, communication, and trade. Through a global lens the process of globalization seems to be vital to the development of the modern world. As a result of globalization there has been a dramatic transition in every aspect of life around the world, more specifically in areas such as trade, immigration, and human development. International trade bolsters sales, lowers the cost of production and consumption, and extends the market reach of any corporation....   [tags: Globalization Economics]

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Higher Education And The Middle Class

- In today 's high-tech economy, Americans believe that higher education as a key to the American Dream. Over the years college education has completely replaced a high school diploma as the gateway to the middle class, high school diplomas just don 't cut it anymore. However in conjunction to this belief is a very high price tag in the form of tuition fees. College education is something that most people are expected to have yet it is still something that a significant portion of the population simply cannot afford without going into massive debt with student loans....   [tags: University, College, Private university]

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The Middle Class Measuring Rod

- The Middle-Class Measuring Rod explains how a delinquent subculture rises, everywhere it is initiated within social structure, and why it has the particular features that it does. A subculture is a unit within the stronger culture that has its own beliefs, norms and values. They have a tendency of develop where people in like situations find themselves secluded from the mainstream and assemble together for shared support. Subcultures are present within a bigger society, not separated from it. Mike Carlie, Ph.D....   [tags: Crime, Criminology, Sociology, Gang]

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I Am A Middle Class

- As I grow older, I often think what is my purpose in life. Why am I here. There are many people that have the same characteristics as myself, so what makes me so unique. I am a 21 year old, white, heterosexual, middle-class female that runs cross-country and track and field at a university called Clayton State University. Although I am considered middle-class, I, as an indivudal, am not middle class. My parents’ income makes me middle-class. Being a student-athlete, I would be considered lower class....   [tags: Family, United States, Extended family]

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Recycling Of A Middle Class

- As a part of a middle class American family living in Grand Rapids, I notice that we produce a lot of garbage weekly. The garbage bin is usually full by the end of the week when it comes to putting the bin by the roadside. Unfortunately, the majority of our garbage is made up of materials we could have recycled, which leads me to question why my family does not recycle as often as we should. Down the street from where I live, there is a paper gator dumpster located in the parking lot of the neighboring church....   [tags: Recycling, Waste management, Reuse, Waste]

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Creating An Urban Middle Class

- Journal #1 Tomba. “Creating an Urban Middle Class.” In Beijing is creating this new growing urban middle class. There is a town called Hopetown that is one of the neighborhood located in northeastern Beijing. Apparently residents of Hopeton are mostly nuclear families, and typically young couples with either one children or nothing. In addition of household composition of having retired parents and grandparents. This paper main argument is about dramatic status enhancement for wage-earning professionals that has been among the major determinants of social changes in the late nineties....   [tags: China, People's Republic of China]

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The High And Middle Class

- The United States is divided into three different classes when classifying a group by their income. The classes are the High class, the middle class, and the low class. People who live in the high and middle classes have every day struggles similar to people living in the lower class have; but one thing that fluctuates is the types of struggles people in poorer class have to face proceeding on an everyday basis. For example, not knowing if they will have food on the table for their children, heat for their house in the winter, or have a roof over their head by the end of the month....   [tags: Poverty, Poverty threshold]

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Bring Back The Middle Class

- Bring Back the Middle Class Of the many issues plaguing today’s society, economic inequality is one of the easiest to notice. With the vast increase in economic inequality in the United States, the middle class has seemingly vanished. With each passing day, the rich get richer and the poor get poorer. For every Warren Buffett or Larry Page, there are millions living on the streets, struggling to even survive. It is often wondered how this issue may be fixed, yet it is rarely asked what leads to this gulf between the one percent and the ninety-nine percent....   [tags: Economic inequality, Distribution of wealth]

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The Black And Middle Class

- For hundreds of years, America has been not only a country, but an idea. An idea that anyone with ambition and good values can rise up from wherever they are, come to America, and achieve success. All that was required of them back them was a command of the language and a goal. So why do we, today, demand such a steep price to be an American. The ideal American shouldn’t have to sacrifice their native language, culture, or heritage to become a part of society. Culture and language are elements of a unique identity, and they should be encouraged in today’s society: diversity is what makes America so unique....   [tags: Race, United States, Culture, Sociology]

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Becoming A Middle Class Family

- INDIVIDUAL REFLECTIVE ESSAY Introduction Destined to a middle class family, I have a working class qualities and standpoint at the world. I have constantly put stock in passing every one of the hardships and deterrents to reach to my goal. I have always taken after this standard to succeed through different obstacles that came my direction.I am a dedicated individual who has faith in Karma which gives me an uplifting state of mind towards life. I adore the feeling of satisfaction achieved by helping other people and consequently I joined a Leo club in 2012, the largest non-profit organization in the world and have been serving through it since then; presently as the Immediate Past President...   [tags: Starbucks, Howard Schultz, Competence]

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Coming From A Middle Class

- Coming from a middle class background, my family has come across many financial constraints. I still remember the situation getting so difficult that I had to give up school for some time. However, my parents have always been positive about the future, and it is through their optimism, motivation, and work ethic that I was able to return back to my studies. Through my childhood experiences I learned hard work, struggle, determination and confidence. I was looking forward to a profession that required these qualities, and hence I found the medical field the most compatible for myself....   [tags: Medicine, Physician, Patient, Medical school]

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The American Middle Class

- Increasingly, it seems like everywhere we turn, more and more people, from the politicians to the economists, from Wall Street to Main Street, everyone is talking about the American middle class and the problems they face. Pew Research Center, an American think tank based in Washington D.C. that uses statistics and public survey to establish the social and political trends that shape America and the world, found in their 2008 survey that more than fifty percent of Americans see themselves as middle class and four out of ten people who earn below $20,000 per year considered themselves to be middle class (“Inside the Middle Class.”) But exactly what is the middle class....   [tags: Census, Bureau, cluster]

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The American Middle Class

- The world has become increasingly competitive, with the infusion of globalization and economic expansion. The socio-economic group that is behind this expansion is the so-called bourgeoisie, or the middle class. Economists argue that the middle class is disappearing due to several factors. But, data shows that globally the middle class is growing at an alarming rate. Globally consumption is at an all time high which includes fast cars, retail shopping, sporting events, and weekend getaways. Americans alone spend 10 trillion dollars annually....   [tags: economic expansion,bourgeoisie,consumption]

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White, Middle Class Woman

- The Expectations and Exceptions of a Twenty-Something, White, Middle Class Woman in a changing society: I roll out of my dorm bed, which sits within the parameters of a public state university. I stumble over my white, fluffy, Target brand area rug to my kureig coffee brewer. I pop in a Starbucks ‘K-cup.’ I scroll through various social media as the machine groans to life. I don’t have to worry about where my next meal will come from, or if my water is clean, or if my family members are safe. Mostly, I stress about split ends, being on time for class and my career prospects at the end of my college education....   [tags: Gender, Feminism, Gender role, Woman]

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Middle Class Rule

- What is the best and most practicable constitution. Who should have the authority under such a constitution. Should it be one person, or should it be the people. In either case, why is that better. These are a few of the questions Aristotle tries to answer in the Politics. As opposed to Plato, Aristotle is much more pragmatic in his political theory and therefore tries to answer these questions in a way that will create, in his mind, the best practical constitution that will produce the best life for the majority of men....   [tags: Sociology ]

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Analysis Of ' On Being Black And Middle Class '

- On Individualization and Victimization In his essay, “On Being Black and Middle Class” (1988), writer and middle-class black American, Shelby Steele adopts a concerned tone in order to argue that because of the social conflicts that arise pertaining to black heritage and middle class wealth, individuals that fit under both of these statuses are ostracized. Steele proposes that the solution to this ostracization is for people to individualize themselves, and to ‘“move beyond the victim-focused black identity” (611)....   [tags: Black people, African American, Race, Race]

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Consumer Culture in China and the Middle Class

- Introduction China’s unique consumer culture can be traced back to the turn of the twentieth century when it was closely related to and acted as an aid to nationalism. According to Gerth, Chinese consumption trends in the 1920s were directed by the slogan ‘Chinese should consume China made products’ (4). The motive behind this trend was to encourage the consumption of Chinese products, and nationalism was used to foster this belief and trend (Gerth 4). Consumption at this early age can be assumed to having been directed by the government, which used to regulate the goods which were consumed by its citizens....   [tags: China's New Consumers]

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Erosion of the Economy and Middle Class in Tunisia

- Erosion of the Economy and Middle Class Since 1987 when Ben Ali had assumed Presidency, there had been a much needed economic boom due to sustained growth of more than 5 percent improving living standards and increasing job opportunities. Economic stability also improved healthcare and the education system (El-Khawas, 2012). The economic policies introduced by Ben Ali were not well so even when economic growth and liberalisation took place in Tunisia, it did not lead to job creation for the educated youth....   [tags: economic depression, high unemployment]

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Obamacare's Heavy Toll on the Middle Class

- Obama care’s heavy toll on middle class Americans Obama care will pile thousands of dollars in new taxes and higher health costs on top of middle class Americans. According to the congressional budget office in 2020, Obama Care will spend $299 billion on a Medicaid expansion and new subsidy program for health insurance. These expenditures will primarily benefit 29 million people newly enrolled in Medicaid program that works out to nearly $8,000 for every newly insured American or about $21,000 per newly insured household....   [tags: insurance, taxes, health]

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Separation of the Working and Middle Class Child

- ... In the beginning, Horatio Alger depicted Dick as a young boy born into poverty with no education who continued living in poverty because of his own misled ways. Alger then utilizes the attitude that anyone can overcome their situation by a little hard work and good behavior. Because Dick becomes successful by working hard and changing his mischievous ways, Alger in a way iterates that the differences in working and middle class is the behavior of a person, and that anyone in a dire situation can better themselves with a little luck and a lot of determination....   [tags: education, work, wealth, poverty, support]

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Unemployment and the Gradual Destruction of the Middle Class

- Although Los Angeles has become renowned for its sunny weather, beautiful beaches, and all of the glitz and glamour affiliated with Hollywood and the entertainment industry, the poverty-stricken, less desirable areas of the City of Angels are often looked down upon and, in some cases, are even completely forgotten about. F. Gary Gray’s Friday, the 1995 comedy starring Ice Cube, Chris Tucker, Nia Long, Bernie Mac, Tommy Lister, Jr., and John Witherspoon, provides viewers with an uplifting perspective of a day in the life of those who reside in South Los Angeles – an area greatly influenced and affected by crime, poverty, and unemployment....   [tags: drug abuse, african-american struggle]

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I Was Wrong About The Middle Class

- Palmer was wrong about the middle class, only being one social class to be responsible for the French Revolution. However, this statement with is dealing with Marxism ideals of class struggle and does not fit with the historical accuracies with leaving out the nobility, which they had played a part in the age of revolution in the late 18th century. The major reasons of why the nobles helped bring the revolution was, King Louis XVI disregarding of custom and privileges, the king’s despotic actions, with dealing with important matters such as, government’s finances....   [tags: Louis XVI of France, French Revolution]

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My Mother As A Middle Class Family

- Growing up in a middle class family in Nepal, you’re usually introduced to three different languages: Nepali, English, and Hindi. My mother tongue is Nepali. Now, Nepali and Hindi are quite similar, you learn to understand and speak in Hindi as you grow older and start watching Bollywood movies, it’s no big deal. English however, is learned slowly; right before a toddler turns three, he or she is introduced to the English alphabets before school career starts for them. Yes, kids in Nepal start school when they’re toddlers....   [tags: English language, Dialect, United States]

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High Middle Class Attendance Center

- Question I My role in this assignment is that of a member of a program or subject area committee at an urban upper middle class attendance center and I will be addressing diversity and lower scores to the administration. The faculty at this school contains a large number of new hires as well as relatively new teachers; less than half of the instructors have 10 or more years of experience. According to the needs assessment and recent surveys, there is unacceptable student achievement in academic basics, markedly lower scores for students with special needs and for African American and /or Hispanic students....   [tags: Education, Culture, Knowledge, Special education]

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The Middle Class

- The Middle Class Between 1000 and 1750 AD, the population of the world has increased by 480 million people, of which 21 %, or about 102 millions lived in Europe. Between 1750 and 1800 AD the world's population has grown by 190 millions, which is not much by later standards, and of which Europe's share was 27 % that adds up to 51 million people. That was the first time in history that Europe's share, which included North America and Oceania, surpassed the world's population's increase....   [tags: Papers]

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Observation of a Carusi Middle School Class

- This semester I was lucky enough to observe and participate at a high energy and collaborative school that strongly utilized some literacy and learning community strategies. The school that I visited over the past few weeks is Carusi Middle School, located in Cherry Hill. During my visits I was teamed with an exceptional eighth grade teacher, Ms. Bradshaw. She not only showed me her language arts classes, but also sent me to other grade levels and classes so that I could experience all types of learning environments....   [tags: class observation, teacher observation, teaching]

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Social Class And The Class

- Are people born into the social class they are now and “stuck” there for the rest of their life or are they able to work hard and change in which social class they fall into. In America there is 3 social classes. Upper class, those who don’t really work but still have money, middle class, those who have jobs in offices, and the lower class, those who work for everything. But social classes aren’t always just defined by the amount of money they have but their morals as well. I believe that with enough work and determination a person is able to grow and change their social class and my mother’s story is one of the many that have succeeded in doing so....   [tags: Social class, Middle class, Working class]

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Middle Age And Middle Class Family Living On The Coast

- Middle aged and middle class family living on the coast. This family would be classified as a two parent family. Both are workers and both are equal in the marriage. They own a business together and equally take part in running the business. The wife is originally from Ohio and moved down here with family almost 25 years ago. They met at a mutual friends house and originally did not want anything to do with one another. They never imagined their life would be where it is now. They have three children, one recently got married, one is a senior in high school and the third is a freshman in high school....   [tags: Marriage, Family, Family therapy, Mother]

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Poverty Is A Middle And Lower Class

- In every society there is a upper, middle and lower class. Every child in America, regardless of class, is given an education from a public, private, or charter school. Children in the lower class or in poverty may not get the education they deserve because of their financial situation. Poverty plays a huge role in that child’s education. They might be distracted in class because of their family situation, they might not want to go to school out of embarrassment, or they might even drop out. Parents lose confidence in themselves because they feel that they cannot help their children....   [tags: High school, Education]

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A Large Middle And Lower Class

- There is a significant difference in the percentage of the population making less than €50,000 than there are making above. There is a much larger middle/lower class. Minerals and resources The most prominent natural resources available in Ireland are natural gas, copper, peat, petroleum, lead, barite, dolomite, lead, limestone, gypsum, silver, and zinc. These natural resources contribute to jobs in agriculture and fishing. Surface transportation Modes- Road ways, Luas and Iarnrod Eireann (public rail systems), a network of primarily state owned bus system, Ferries connecting travelers to other parts of Ireland, Great Britain, and France....   [tags: International trade, European Union]

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Superman and the Ideologies of the Middle Class

- Superman and the Ideologies of the Middle Class Christopher Reeve once said of Superman, the character whom he portrayed in a series of films: It's very hard for me to be silly about Superman because I've seen first hand how he actually transforms people's lives. I have seen children dying of brain tumors who wanted as their last request to be able to talk to me, and have gone to their graves with a peace brought on by knowing that their belief in this kind of character is intact. I've seen that Superman really matters....   [tags: Sociology]

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The Simpsons: Appealing to the Middle-Class

- The Simpsons: Appealing to the Middle-Class For this assignment I watched the show The Simpsons, which comes on the Fox network on Sunday nights at eight. The show is about an animated nuclear family and their everyday lives. The Simpsons targets the middle class families that live in the suburbs of America. The show mainly appeals to families that composed of parents who work at blue-collar jobs and have children, between the ages of 10-18. You can tell this from the commercials, how The Simpsons life style is portrayed and the jokes contained in the show....   [tags: Composition Rhetoric]

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Victorian Furniture of the Middle Class

- Victorian Furniture of the Middle Class According to the Middle Class Victorians, less was definitely not more. In fact, in the case of the Victorians, the more ostentatious and packed a house was, the higher the status of that family. A house in the Victorian Era would most likely be cluttered until nothing else could fit. Not only was there clutter, but the rooms were "quite dark with busily patterned wallpaper (Victorian Home Life Changes)" and lots of gold garnishments. Fashions of Furniture and Their Influences Beginning in the 1830's, the first influences of Victorian furniture were from the English architect, Augustus Pugin....   [tags: Victorian Era]

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The Emerging Middle Class in Late Medieval England

- Written by Geoffrey Chaucer at the end of the fourteenth century, The Canterbury Tales and more specifically it’s prologue, shed a great deal of light on the rising middle class in (fourteenth century) England. Despite the fact that some readers may not know a lot about the time period today, Chaucer’s writing in the prologue elaborates on topics such as occupations, wealth, education, and political power. Scholar Barbara Nolan writes of the prologue, “it is more complex than most…It raises expectations in just the areas the handbooks propose, promising to take up important matters of natural and social order, moral character, and religion and outlining the organization the work will follow”...   [tags: History, Chaucer, Socioeconomics]

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Middle Class, Income Inequality And The Strength Of Our Economy

- The article that has been chosen for this assignment is called “Middle Class Series: The American Middle Class, Income Inequality and The Strength of Our Economy” by (Boushey & Hersh, 2012). The basic thing about this article is that it seeks to reaffirm to the society that the middle class is largely responsible for economic growth and development. By grouping the society into classes the article looks at the contribution of each class to the growth of the economy using some of the major economic indicators such as the real GDP....   [tags: Economics, Inflation, Unemployment, Economy]

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The Effects Of Free Secondary Education On The Middle Class

- Free Secondary Education What parents do not want their kids to have it better than they did. The way to the middle class is even harder to obtain today. The old way to the middle class was a high school degree and a factory job. In the new flat world with outsourcing these jobs are no more. The new way to the middle class is a secondary education, and that costs lots of money. Even though free community college would cost US taxpayers 65 billion dollars in 10 years, it would make college education more accessible than ever before....   [tags: High school, Higher education, Vocational school]

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Delinquency in the White Middle-Class Youth of America

- Across the wide body of studies delving into delinquency in America, it is easy to locate research on and analysis of minorities, underprivileged socioeconomic urban centers, and turbulent family structures. However, this leaves a significant section of the delinquent population largely neglected: white middle-class youth. Contrary to the factors shown to affect delinquency in others and the applications of theory applied to them, the issues plaguing this particular portion of adolescents are in many cases entirely unique, suggesting the necessity of a more nuanced approach from angles that have up until fairly recently remained unexplored....   [tags: Elliot Currie, crisis of adolescence]

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How American Voters Choose From The Middle Class

- There are several different factors that contribute to how American voters choose an elected official.Some of those factors are: the social class of the voter, the Education they received, what region for which they are from, the religious beliefs that they practice, if they are male or female, and what their ethnic decent. All of these play a role in who is a candidate believes is fit for a role in government, The social class of the voter sometimes plays a significant role in which party they vote for in a presidential election....   [tags: President of the United States, Democratic Party]

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