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What is the difference between Middle Class and Working Class?

Asked by R. Jones, Last updated: Feb 17, 2020

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Howard Reyes

Howard Reyes, Science Teacher, California

Answered Jul 31, 2019

The working class includes individuals, groups, and families who can be primarily characterized as having some or no college education and living in rented homes. Members of the working class are usually hard at work in manual, unskilled, or semi-skilled jobs at workplaces where they have very little power over things.

The working class includes individuals, groups, and families who can be primarily characterized as
This absence of power or position is related to having little or no college education, and not being able to amass as many assets. Some working-class people do not even have a high school diploma. The middle class is typically much better, educated, and professional.

The middle class enjoys a better status in the workplace and society. A respectable number of middle- class people have even reached high positions in the workplace.

 

C. Block

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C. Block, English Professor, M.A, Ph.D, Buffalo

Answered Jul 18, 2019

Middle class and working class are two types of social levels of wealth. A person's class is based on their income and wealth. Their class can affect how society views them, as well as any power or lack thereof that they may have. Working class people usually have little to no college education.

Middle class and working class are two types of social levels of wealth. A person's class is
They are renters instead of buyers. With hard work, working-class people can upgrade to the middle class. Middle-class people usually are college educated and have some professional work. For some, this work could have them in high positions at their job. Middle-class people own what they have, including their cars and homes.

 

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