________ describes working-class occupations, especially those involving manual labor.
________ is an increase in the value of a capital asset, such as stock or real estate.
________ is a certain type of education that is beyond secondary school, usually culminating in a bachelor’s degree and serving as a necessary credential for the middle class occupations.
________ is a term commonly used by statisticians to refer to the highest degree of education an individual has completed.
________ the difference between male and female earnings expressed as a percentage of male earnings
________is the expenditure of capital in expectation of deriving income or profit from its use.
__________Any work done by hand; usually implying it is unskilled or physically demanding.
________ is the threshold of poverty used by the U.S. Census Bureau to define the minimum income one must earn to meet basic material needs.
________ is a person whose occupation is highly skilled, salaried, and requires high educational attainment.
________ is the various forms of material aid provided by the government to those who are in need.
________ is White-collar employees whose work is largely self-directed and is compensated with an annual salary, rather than an hourly wage.
________ consists of those at the bottom of the socioeconomic hierarchy who have low education, low income, low status jobs.
________ is a part of the middle class that has some education and comfortable salaries, but with socioeconomic statuses below the upper-middle class.
What is the highest socioeconomic bracket in the social hierarchy and has great power?
________ consists of individuals and households with low educational attainment, low status occupations, and below average incomes.
________ is the poorest class of people in a given society.
________ describes a person who performs professional, managerial, or administrative work for a salary.

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