Are you upper-class or lower-class? Someplace in between? The New York Times has an interactive graphic that explains how class works.
While there are many characteristics that could be used to describe a person’s class, among the most influential are the person’s occupation, education, income, and wealth. Below are different ways of looking at class using these factors, as well as an examination of how mobility has changed in recent decades. The fourth tab presents results from a poll conducted by The Times that asked people about class issues.
The interactive graphic allows you to enter information about your financial status, and then it displays a graph indicating where these factors place you on the socio-economic scale.
Be sure to look at the other tabs. The income mobility graphic and the nationwide poll offer a fascinating glimpse at class differences in the United States.
[The New York Times: How class works]
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