UK now has 7 social classes, as traditional model too simplistic
The British public no longer fit into just three social classes, with society now split into seven based on economic, social and cultural measures, a major new study has discovered.
More than 160,000 people took part in the Great British Class Survey, the largest of its kind in the UK, with the results prompting researchers to dismiss the established upper class, middle class and working class system as "too simplistic".
Unlike the three traditional class divisions, defined by occupation, wealth and education, the new classes range from the privileged 'elite' to the deprived 'precariat', based on income, savings, house value and social capital - the number and status of people that someone knows.
The research was carried out by Mike Savage from the London School of Economics and Fiona Devine from the University of Manchester with the help of BBC Lab UK.
Read more; telegraph.co.uk
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