Personally my own class definitions are simply based around wage and ownership.(Original post by charlotiger)
Apparently 60% of the British public class themselves as working class (according to the daily mail) even though Britain is now a predominantly white collar society. Personally I feel that there is a stigma of the working class because I have observed that many people do not like to use this term to describe themselves.
What do you guys think? Is it shameful to be working class or is it something to have pride in? Does class even exist??
P.S. My dissertation is based on class in the UK so all opinions are much appreciated.
Daily mail article: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...ass--1983.html
Underclass - Long term unemployed, lives in council house
Working class - Renters, earn less than £20k individually or £30k as a household
Middle Class - Property owners, earn more than £20k individually and more than £30k as a household
Upper Classes - Property owners, privately educated, assets valued in excess of £1m, six figure income
Britain is right now by my definition a middle class country however the last decade did see a fall in property ownership so we are trending in the wrong direction.
Over the Easter break