How Does Social Class Affect Low Income Families

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In societies, rich or poor, those with greater wealth have the highest privilege to enjoy better benefits. Individuals from wealthy families have better opportunities to obtain personal needs, whereas people without this privilege struggle a lot more trying to seek for personal help. In fact, wealthier families tend to be smaller than poor families because it has become a high cost for them, whereas for non-wealthy families having more children will be beneficial for them. Rich and poor people are classified into social classes which is defined as “a statues hierarchy in which individuals and groups are classified on the basis of esteem and prestige acquired mainly through economic success and accumulation of wealth” (BusinessDictionary). The fact that families are classified into social classes determines their …show more content…
I chose this topic because I believe that the idea of social class has caused many conflicts and lack of opportunities to many low-income families in the United States. Coming from a low-income family makes me believe this because my family has experienced lack of opportunities receiving help psychologically and economically due to our social class standard. I come from a low-class family and a low SES which classifies us as a family with no power, wealth or privilege in today’s society.
In this research paper, I will address how social class and or socioeconomic status impacts low income families psychologically and economically. I will address the impact on low income families psychologically by looking at the emotional effects such as, emotional distress, and self-esteem. I will also address the impact on low income families economically through health-care, and education. These factors will give me an understanding of the impact social class brings to low income families and whether my belief is right or