Working Class

Working Class

Working class (in the US, “blue-collar”) is a now historic term of demographic analysis in socioeconomics, indicating a cohort of persons whose working lives consist of jobs entailing low pay and requiring limited skill. Most working-class jobs are found in the services sector and include clerical, retail sales, and low-skill or highly repetitive manual labour vocations. Working class, just like middle class, is an ill-defined socio-economic and political descriptor and the definition tends to be subjective. It is broadly defined by what an individual does, how much money they earn, how educated they are, in some countries by how they speak. Stereotypically, working-class people tend to be in lower income brackets of their economy, do blue-collar jobs or work in low-paid low-ranking service-sector jobs or in the care sector, tend to have little or no savings, and no higher education (university or college degrees).

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