Lower class

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Lower class may refer to:

  • Lower social class, those at or near the end of the socio-economic hierarchy; also known as the underclass, and may include many of those at the bottom of the working class
  • Working class, those employed in blue collar, pink collar, and manual jobs; may encompass the lower class and the lower middle class
  • Proletariat, the class of wage-earners in a capitalist society whose main material value is their labour-power; encompasses the working class and the underclass

See also[edit]

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