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A lower-middle-class education

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Published by University of Oklahoma Press in Norman .
Written in English



  • United States


  • Davis, Robert Murray.,
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Edition Notes

Statementby Robert Murray Davis.
LC ClassificationsLC501 .D39 1996
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 178 p., [7] p. of plates :
Number of Pages178
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL967913M
ISBN 100806128488
LC Control Number96004378

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The lower-middle class (also sometimes simply referred to as the middle class) consists of roughly one third of households—it is roughly twice as large as the upper-middle and upper classes. Lower-middle class individuals commonly have some college education or a bachelor’s degree and earn a comfortable living.   From the Ap issue of New York Magazine.. They call my people the White Lower Middle Class these days. It is an ugly, ice-cold phrase, the result, I suppose, of the missionary zeal of Author: Pete Hamill.   "Middle-income" households have an annual income between 66 percent and percent of the median U.S. household income, according to the Pew Research Center. As of , that falls between. The lower middle class is often made up of less educated people with lower incomes, such as managers, small business owners, teachers, and secretaries. The upper middle class is often made up of highly educated business and professional people with high incomes, such as doctors, lawyers, stockbrokers, and CEOs.