Are you middle class in Western Europe? Try our income calculators | Pew Research Center

London Pakistani middle class

London Pakistani middle class (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A chart showing the avalability of food in the...

A chart showing the avalability of food in the high middle ages according to social classes and food type (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is another interesting article from Pew Research. As part of a new study, Pew Research Center designed income calculators to help you determine where you fit on the income ladder in Western Europe.

Are you middle class in Western Europe? Try our income calculators | Pew Research Center

Whilst I commend the initiative, it fairs to point out that class in Europe is about more than income. It’s to do with social background, family wealth, and education. Consider the example of drop-out children from privileged backgrounds who live off their parents’ income and wealth – are they middle class or have they been relegated?

Thoughts?

 

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