'the lower class"? Is it "la clase baja"?
Just wondering: How would I say 'the lower class"? Is it "la clase baja"? I'm trying to talk about socioeconomic conditions, and it's difficult to discuss without knowing this.
clase baja - lower class
clase media - middle class
clase alta - upper class
Proletariado - proletariat; the poorest classes
Clase obrera/trabajadora - Working class
I'm trying to talk about socioeconomic conditions, ...
Lower, middle and upper classes group way too many people into a single class. Many sociologist further divide these three classes, namely lower lower class, middle lower class, upper lower class, lower middle class - I guess the rest is easy to figure out.
clase obrera/trabajadora - working class clase baja ?
The term "lower class" seems to have gone out of fashion. "Working class" is the term preferred by English speaking sociologists. The story is that when a sociological survey was done a few decades ago, less than 10% of the population said they belonged to the "lower class". But when the same population was asked if they belonged to the "working class", the percentage went up to something like 30%. The explanation was that "lower" implies inferior, but "working" does not have such connotation and more people would accept that they belong to such a category.
Yes, its clase baja, or la clase baja.