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status group

any group which can be identified in terms of a specific, ‘positive or negative, social estimation of honour’ (WEBER, 1922) within a system of SOCIAL STRATIFICATION. The classical period of relatively clear-cut distinctions between status groups is the era of preindustrial empires. Clear STATUS hierarchies existed, for example, in India and China, as well as in preindustrial societies for Europe (see also CASTE, ESTATE). However, status groupings, and distinctions in status (even when loosely associated with status groups), continue as a significant dimension of social stratification in modern societies (see also CLASS, STATUS AND PARTY; MULTIDIMENSIONAL ANALYSIS OF SOCIAL STRATIFICATION).
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But Buckley is right that the defects of our present education system go a long way toward explaining the rise of the new status class, and other countries have found answers to the questions that perplex American politics--or some of them at least.
The result of the study showed that children from high socio-economic background performed significantly better than their counterparts in the low socio-economic status class. In a similar study with 198 pupils in Scottish primary schools, Jennings (1995) concluded that children from a low socioeconomic background learned to read with greater difficulty than those from a high socio-economic class.
This will not be feasible if the socio-economic level of the parents cannot afford them the provision of books and other learning materials for their children, or if the parents are illiterate and belong to the low socio-economic status class where they see no relevance in academic interaction between parents and children.
And nowhere is this truer than in the UK with its long history of a finely nuanced status class system.
Majority (39.75%) of study subjects belonged to socioeconomic status class IV, while only 5.33% belonged to class I.
Comparison of Age of Complimentary feeds Started and Socio-Economic Status: In our study, mothers belonging to socio-economic status class IV and V wean late, than the mothers of class I, II, III.
Sixty percent (60%) of the cases belonged to low (Group V) socio-economic status class (classified according to Modified B.
On pre-anaesthetic evaluation, patient was American Society of Anaesthesiologists physical status class I, weighing 80 kg.