Lower class

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Lower class may refer to:

  • American lower class, those at or near the lower end of the socio-economic hierarchy in the United States
  • Proletariat, the class of wage-earners in a capitalist society whose main material value is their labour-power
  • Underclass, the segment of the population that occupies the lowest possible position in a class hierarchy, below the working class
  • Working class, those employed in blue collar, pink collar, and manual jobs

See also[edit]

  • Social class, social stratification of people into a set of hierarchical social categories
  • Commoner, people who are members of neither the nobility nor the priesthood
  • Lower middle class, a sub-division of the middle class