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Class in Britain

Ivan Reid
This book reviews a wide range of sources to provide easy access to the empirical research on social class in Britain. Social class differences and inequalities are alive and flourishing in Britain. This book illustrates how class differences reach into society, affecting not only life-styles but also life-chances -- birth, health, and death. It demonstrates how social class is related to most aspects of life including differences in wealth and income, education and qualifications, work and leisure, expectation of life and experience of health, housing, sex and family relationships, and political and religious beliefs and activity. It provides a comprehensive view of the nature of social class in Britain and discusses how the concept of class has been used in empirical research. The book presents a very serious challenge to the hope or promise that Britain is moving towards a classless society.
Print Book, English, 1998
Polity Press, Cambridge, 1998