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Guardian: New Twists To The Great Class Conundrum.

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'New twists to the great class conundrum':

http://money.guardian.co.uk/news_/story/0,,1768058,00.html

"The amount of money we have doesn't seem to predict what class we think we are, and the kind of job we do is no longer a good indicator either," Mr Nelson said.

Paradoxically, a person's class background influences how he or she defines class. Working class people regard income as the most significant marker of class, whereas the middle classes see education and housing as more important indicators of someone's place on society's ladder.

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'New twists to the great class conundrum':

http://money.guardian.co.uk/news_/story/0,,1768058,00.html

"The amount of money we have doesn't seem to predict what class we think we are, and the kind of job we do is no longer a good indicator either," Mr Nelson said.

Paradoxically, a person's class background influences how he or she defines class. Working class people regard income as the most significant marker of class, whereas the middle classes see education and housing as more important indicators of someone's place on society's ladder.

No new twists - Several studies of the British through the years have shown that Britain is one of the few countries in the world where money is irrelevant according to how we attribute social class.

Kate Fox has some especially good observations on this in her book "Watching the English".

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