lower-class


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low·er class

 (lō′ər)
n.
The socioeconomic class or classes of lower than middle rank in a society.

low′er-class′ adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.lower-class - occupying the lowest socioeconomic position in a society
lowborn - of humble birth or origins; "a topsy-turvy society of lowborn rich and blue-blooded poor"
middle-class - occupying a socioeconomic position intermediate between those of the lower classes and the wealthy
upper-class - occupying the highest socioeconomic position in a society
Translations

lower-class

[ˈləʊəˌklɑːs] ADJde (la) clase baja
a lower-class familyuna familia de clase baja

lower-class

[ˌləuəˈklɑːs] adjproletario/a
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Other research results (see Alves and Rossi in the 1970s) highlight that "higher-class people are more willing to accept inequality based on merit, while lower-class people are more willing to accept inequality based on need" (Kerbo 2009:448).
Lower-class participants who expected more turmoil in their lives were more likely to turn to community to cope with perceived chaos, the study found.
A tri-level structure emerged between upper-class benefactors, middle-class service providers, and lower-class recipients.
As a part of the contextual setup, Wood not only outlines the events of the summer of 1549: he makes connections between those events and other localized rebellions in years past to point out a pattern of lower-class repression and reaction.
The 27 January 2007 Washington Post reports that lower-class Mexicans get more than 40% of their protein from tortillas, which also provide an important source of dietary fiber.
Other insightful analyses involve the honor of faites (bullies) and the effeminate image of rateros (petty thieves), in addition to the intolerance and abuse of vagrants and lower-class men whom authorities found it convenient to classify as vagrants.
That fear is consistent with polls finding that while lower-class women tend to share the relatively egalitarian view of gender roles common to both men and women of the middle class, lower-class men tend to subscribe to a more traditional conception of those roles--roles their partners may not be eager to fill.
Andrew is dating a sexy, lower-class babe (Elizabeth Banks), who incurs the wrath of the sharp-tongued Marcia.
In An Eviction, 2004 (a remake of his 1998 Eviction Struggle, digitally rendered for this show from previously unused production stills), we witness a man fighting police power like a desperate, lower-class Laocoon.
But the typical clothing of farmers, laborers, and lower-class Indians is also colorful and elaborate in its own way.
Los caifanes presents a middle-class fantasy of empowerment and resistance against the upper-class, experienced vicariously through the actions and bodies of lower-class men and accomplished without challenging middle-class privilege.
Lower-class organizations and little-known individuals are thus shown to have contributed to the continuation of racism.