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Adj.1.lower-middle-class - occupying the lower part of the middle socioeconomic range in a society
middle-class - occupying a socioeconomic position intermediate between those of the lower classes and the wealthy
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American lower-middle-class strivers remained relatively optimistic about social mobility when measured against their European counterparts.
guesses the contestant, a polite lower-middle-class lady who works as a dental hygienist to pay her rent and support her son.
Research on poor Blacks, working-class Blacks and lower-middle-class Blacks may be extensive, but work on understanding more affluent African-Americans is scant.
The Middle:'' Life in a ``Roseanne''-style lower-middle-class family, only presumably without Roseanne.
Chapters come from a self-made multimillionaire who came from a lower-middle-class family and today manages over $100 million in client assets.
5 million lower-income homes perfectly happy to watch news, sports and telenovelas hits like A Grande Familia, a sitcom about a lower-middle-class family trying to make ends meet, over traditional airwaves.
Instead, lower-middle-class families ended up moving out of Philadelphia and into the township in the late 1990s.
The Great Reformer traces Francis' life from the lower-middle-class child of Italian immigrants in Buenos Aires to spiritual leader of over a billion Catholics, including how early Jesuit missionaries inspired him, his radical vision of a Church devoted to serving the poor, and the tension that pervaded his life when Argentina was under the control of a military dictatorship in the 1970s.
6m households in 2000 to almost 15m households today in the 11 focal countries, if the middle-class and lower-middle-class categories are both included.
Including lower-middle-class households, the overall number swells to over 40 million households by 2030," Freemantle said, while acknowledging that this base case is built on assumptions that are highly sensitive to political, economic and social developments.
Furthermore, while figures for 1990, 2000 and 2014 all contain more lower-middle class than middle class households, by 2030 it is expected that "there will be notably more middle-class households than those in the lower-middle-class bracket (19.
Espenshade, while a lower-middle-class white student gains no such preference.