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Privilege LostWho Leaves the Upper Middle Class and How They Fall$
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Jessi Streib

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780190854041

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2020

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190854041.001.0001

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Professionals

Professionals

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(p.18) 2 Professionals
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Privilege Lost
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Jessi Streib

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190854041.003.0002

About half of youth born into the upper-middle class remain in it as adults. This chapter shows how this occurs. Youth who inherit high levels of human, cultural, and economic capital form a professional identity that encourages them to maintain their resource strengths. With these resources, they reproduce their class position.

Keywords:   school, college, work, marriage, professionals, class reproduction, downward mobility, social class, identity

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