Social Class And Social Classes

909 Words Feb 10th, 2015 4 Pages
Social classes play a vital role in dynamic of families. The definition of social class is ambiguous and has no clearly outlined definition. However it is believed to be a combination of different aspects such as one’s life chances or resources, one’s status group, or those who share similar lifestyles and one’s education level make up an individuals social class. Therefore, in an ideal set up there would 4 social cases the upper, middle, working, and poor classes (Judge 2015) and these are the 4 that I will be using to distinguish the difference in how parents raise their children across social classes. One main influence that causes a polarization of social classes are parents economic resources and education level, thus influencing the jobs parents have and the availability they may have to invest in their child’s life. However the key characteristics that influence the ways parent raise their children are how they organize their child’s daily life, the use of language around their children, and through social interactions (Lareau 202). However the two main approaches across social class parents take in raising their child are natural growth and concerted cultivation. Concerted cultivation approach to parenting is when parents seek to actively enhance their children’s talents, and opinions (Cherlin 2013). Parents are generally college educated and have jobs that allow for financial stability within the family. Typically this parenting style pertains to upper and…
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