The Middle Class…who Dreams this Stuff Up
In all candor and with ease of mind, I happened upon a website on Friday, then of course on Saturday I read the transcript…the article and guest speaker alleged that the African American population has been rifted because this new development called the “Middle Class.”
The concept is typically ambiguous in popular opinion and common language use, contemporary social scientists have put forward several more or less congruent theories on the American middle class. Depending on the class model used, the middle class constitutes anywhere from 25% to 66% of households.
It is important to typify the “Middle Class” pursuant to using this individual and corporate knowledge. According to a research fellowship at Hamilton College as well as several other sociologists believe that the “Upper” middle class consists of about 15 to 20 percent of people that are described as: characterized by conceptualizing, creating and consulting. Thus, college education is one of the main indicators of middle-class status. Largely attributed to the nature of middle-class occupations, middle class values tend to emphasize independence, adherence to intrinsic standards, valuing innovation and respecting non-conformity. It is worth noting that Politically more active than other demographics, college educated middle class professionals are split between the two major parties.
Now the “Lower” middle class — Later sociologists such as Dennis Gilbert of Hamilton College commonly divide the middle class into two sub-groups. Constituting roughly 15% to 20% of households is the upper or professional middle class consisting of highly educated, salaried professionals and managers. Constituting roughly one third of households is the lower middle class consisting mostly of semi-professionals, skilled craftsmen and lower-level management. Middle-class persons commonly have a comfortable standard of living, significant economic security, considerable work autonomy and rely on their expertise to sustain themselves.
Income varies considerably from near the national median to well in excess of $100,000. Household income figures, however, do not always reflect class status and standard of living, as they are largely influenced by the number of income earners and fail to recognize household size.
It is therefore possible for a large, dual-earner, lower middle class household to out-earn a small, one-earner, upper middle class household. The middle classes are very influential, as they encompass the majority of voters, writers, teachers, journalists, and editors. Most societal trends in the US originate within the middle classes.
Whew! Where you ready for that? Basically to define what the middle class is there is no determinate except one that could switch who ordinarily resides in any one of these categories. As clearly stated above the largest single indicator is the number of income earners; albeit, one would think that either a new history or subsequent category should be made to include this group of people.
Household income figures, however, do not always reflect class status and standard of living, as they are largely influenced by the number of income earners and fail to recognize household size. It is therefore possible for a large, dual-earner, lower middle class household to out-earn a small, one-earner, upper middle class household. The middle classes are very influential, as they encompass the majority of voters, writers, teachers, journalists, and editors. Most societal trends in the US originate within the middle classes.
Therefore when one discusses the amount of people that imbue the middle class we would be in error if we did not consider the amount of income earners, the amount of people in family, what are the standards of living, and therefore what we are left with is four (4) different categories of middle class earners.
Now here is the way that the financial classes break down: The middle class by one definition consists of an upper middle class, made up of professionals distinguished by exceptionally high educational attainment as well as high economic security; and a lower middle class, consisting of semi-professionals. While the groups overlap, differences between those at the center of both groups are considerable.
Now then can either one of these upper or lower middle class stratifications be altered in any way. Well the answer is yes! And this does happen relatively on a common basis. It appears as though the lower 15 to 20% in each of the categories find themselves in a shifting position usually every other decade where the upper class develops a Uber class or rich people and the bottom quartile of the lower class category loses 15 to 20% (for whatever reason) of their purchasing power and whilst in the USA one has to be named or labeled, which is referred to as the Working Class.
It is believed by many experts that the holding or possessing of money can easily be adjusted by one’s government. When we hear of tax changes, gasoline prices, changes to the minimum wage, and or lately some of the larger points are definitely in amnesty for 5 million people, 5 or more million people being granted amnesty that speak a different language, and most without college degrees. You betcha, our government is planning to change people in the middle class. Who will be most affected by this nonsensical travesty?