Title

The social psychology of class and classism

Document Type

Article

Date of Original Version

12-1-2012

Abstract

In the United States, one is born into a family that can be identified as working class, middle class, or affluent-divisions that denote status and power, as defined by access to resources. This article explores the relationships between social class membership and a wide array of personal and social daily life experiences. It concludes with a discussion of classism, which contributes to diminished opportunities for low-income families. © 2012 American Psychological Association.

Publication Title

American Psychologist

Volume

67

Issue

8

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