(1) This view of older people is part of a widespread ageism which narrowly conceptualises later life as a problem either of health and welfare which will impact on the burdened tax payer, or of older people reaping a harvest of plenty at the expense of the less affluent worker
set industrial and organizational studies alight with in their 1960s studies of the Affluent Worker
? It isn't that the chapter is poor but that the foundations are so unnecessarily restricted by national and disciplinary boundaries.
"If I had to pick a category from the list it would be new affluent worker
." John Halliday is 35 and owns a flat in Newton Hall on the outskirts of Durham.
Six years ago, a BBC survey said we had evolved into seven classes: elite, established middle class, technical middle class, new affluent workers
, traditional working class, emergent service workers and precariat, or precarious proletariat.
The impact of these subsidies coupled with full employment and the rising incomes of affluent workers
led to an explosion of house buying.
And there is no shortage of takers as every night, affluent workers
warm up in the bars of Lan Kwai Fong before moving on to the seedier Wan Chai.
Former frontbencher Chuka Umunna will say many affluent workers
do not even know any benefit claimants and regard them as a "different species".
There is a related issue that the cost of housing in Silicon Valley limits the ability of less affluent workers
from locating there.
Fourth, there is a class of new affluent workers
, which has cultural interests and stands in the middle in terms of wealth.
Then we have the so-called "new affluent workers
", a young, socially and culturally active group with middlingly deep pockets on their knock-off designer jeans.
Sociologists (who else?) have now discovered that there are not three classes - upper, middle and lower - but seven, comprising the privileged elite, the established middle class, the technical middle class, new affluent workers
, the traditional working class, emergent service workers and the "precariat", or precarious proletariat, at the bottom.
Academics identified the categories - elite, established middle class, technical middle class, new affluent workers
, traditional working class, emergent service workers and the precariat - after a BBC survey of 160,000 people.