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1

What are social classes defined by?

Economic circumstance e.g. Job, wealth

2

Who are the upper class?

Own significant amounts of wealth and shares

3

Who are the middle class?

Non manual jobs
High pay and job security
Qualifications

4

Who are the working class?

Manual jobs
Average pay
Little security
Fewer qualifications

5

Social class subcultures in the middle class place greater emphasis on what?

Education
Individual achievement

6

Social class subcultures in the middle class defer what?

Gratification

7

The middle class promoting individual achievement of their children could make them more what?

Child centred

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What are the working class likely to do earlier than the middle?

Marry and have children

9

Why do the middle class have children and marry later?

Stay in education
Focus on careers

10

Where are divorce rates highest and why?

Working class
Possibly due to early marriage - young marriages are more likely to break down

11

Young and willmott found stronger evidence of extended families among what communities?

Working class

12

Young and willmott - why are the middle class more likely to live away from extended family?

More geographically mobile

13

Young and willmott - later research shows what about the extended family?

In decline in w/c communities

14

Dench - where was the research conducted?

East end of London

15

Dench - only a few of what remained?

White working class families with strong extended family ties

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Dench - within working class households what was found?

Diversity

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Dench - how many of the working class were in single person households?

21%

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Dench - diversity is now a characteristic of both the what?

Working and middle class families

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Dench - why is their greater diversity?

Growing individualism - people construct family life to suit their circumstances

20

Some argue the middle class are more child what?

Centred

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Middle class families tend to be more concerned with what regarding their children?

Educational achievement and wellbeing

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Some argue the working class are just as interested but why is it more difficult to support their children's education?

Less knowledge of the education system - working class characterised by fewer educational qualifications

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