Am I working class or middle class?

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    About me:

    - from a town that would generally be considered "working class"

    - grew up in a detached 3-bedroom house in the suburbs (bought by my parents in the mid-90s when house prices were a LOT lower than today)

    - but neither of my parents went to university, they both left school at 16

    - my dad would strongly identify himself as being "working class"

    - I went to a private secondary school but had a bursary (only paid a third of the £9k a year fees) due to my parents' low/mediocre income

    - I have an undergrad degree from Russell Group university

    - I currently earn £33k a year, aged 22 (23 in a few days)

    - I voted "Leave" in the EU referendum (as did both my parents and all of my grandparents)

    So am I working class or middle class? Or am I from a working class background but now middle class?
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    what's you voting leave got to do with anything?
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    Probably working atm
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    I think you know the answer to this question?
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    (Original post by HopelessMedic)
    Probably working atm
    But I earn above the average UK income and I am only 22?
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    (Original post by Super Cicero)
    But I earn above the average UK income and I am only 22?
    Why do you even care lol

    Working class background, aspiring middle class I guess?
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    Middle class- if you hadn't have mentioned your house size/location I would have said borderline upper class because of the private school. Your also earning quite a bit for your age considering you've probably just finished university.


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    Mmmm money
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    do you have tattoos ?

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    God I am so jealous of this money what job do you do? What degree?
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    Working class


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    (Original post by Super Cicero)
    About me:

    - from a town that would generally be considered "working class"

    - grew up in a detached 3-bedroom house in the suburbs (bought by my parents in the mid-90s when house prices were a LOT lower than today)

    - but neither of my parents went to university, they both left school at 16

    - my dad would strongly identify himself as being "working class"

    - I went to a private secondary school but had a bursary (only paid a third of the £9k a year fees) due to my parents' low/mediocre income

    - I have an undergrad degree from Russell Group university

    - I currently earn £33k a year, aged 22 (23 in a few days)

    - I voted "Leave" in the EU referendum (as did both my parents and all of my grandparents)

    So am I working class or middle class? Or am I from a working class background but now middle class?
    Do you work for a living?


    Btw all the class stuff seems to be a British obsession and mostly a load if complete tosh.
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    Working class advancing towards lower middle - keep up the work ethic, once you're there, it's the matter of time and vigilance to advance into middle-middle. Higher middle is, on the other hand, really quite difficult - this is where David Cameron would be.
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    (Original post by 999tigger)
    Do you work for a living?


    Btw all the class stuff seems to be a British obsession and mostly a load if complete tosh.
    In France we have that 'obsession' too (in my opinion it's reality.. and it comes from someone who really believes in meritocracy/social mobility), but yes Britain is even one step further.
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    (Original post by HANNAHBENLOLO)
    In France we have that 'obsession' too (in my opinion it's reality.. and it comes from someone who really believes in meritocracy/social mobility), but yes Britain is even one step further.
    This is a very famous comedy sketch from the 60s about class, which you may or may not have seen. Sums it up.

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    who even invented the term "social class"
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    What job do you do
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    - went to private school
    - parents owned their own house

    Middle class. Your parents may have been working class, but you're middle class.
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    £33k a year is that inside London?

    If not then I would say middle class.
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    I come from a similar background to you. I think the class system is a 19th century idea that doesn't really apply today. I wouldn't consider my self working class or middle class. I know people from all kinds of backgrounds and I things in common with them all.
 
 
 
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