• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Social class is the way of grouping people together according to the jobs they do. The government use the Register Generals table of social class

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Social background Social class is the way of grouping people together according to the jobs they do. The government use the register generals table of social class witch I have outlined below. Class Types of jobs people do 1. Highly skilled non manual 2. Skilled non manual 3. Skilled non manual 4. Highly skilled manual 5. Skilled manual 6. Unskilled manual Lawyers, Doctors, Dentists Managers, teachers, nurses Office workers, administrators Plumbers, electricians Drivers e.g., lorry, taxi, bus, builders Refuse collectors, cleaners Highly skilled non manual - lawyers, doctors, dentist All the careers in this category are very highly skilled and also very highly paid. The advantages of the growth of the child might be that might have a good upbringing like a big house with a garden to play, a healthy diet with the all the right kinds of nutrients, which means that they'll physically grow well because they would be eating all the right kinds of food because its highly unlikely of a parent with this kind of job that they'll struggle financially. ...read more.

Middle

but also if the parents struggle financially then because all the right kinds of foods might not be able to be bought children might not have the best die and this wouldn't be very good for the physical growth of the child, but then again it could be different if the parents are getting enough income. For the interlectual development Depending on the parent's income the child might go to private school or a school near to their home and also if the child isn't eating well enough then it might be hard concentrating at school, if the parents can't afford a house or the rent of a flat nearby to a school, then it would be difficult for the child which means they could be late a lot of times and this wouldn't be good for the attendence. But then again parent ight be able to afford it. Highly skilled manual - plumbers, electricians These cares in this category is still a skilled manual and it can vary on the income depending on how high the skills are. ...read more.

Conclusion

Because of the poor diet concentrating and doing well at school could be hard and this isn't very good for the the interlectual development of the child, if the flat or house isn't near to a school then it would be difficult for child. And again because children might be late a lot, the attendance wouldn't be so good. Unskilled manual The careers in this category are jobs that are unskilled and no experience or qualifications are required. The pay isn't very good it's quite low. Parents might financially struggle to provide for the children, they might not have a very good upbringing; they might have to live in a small cramped flat or house because parents might struggle with money, gas and heating bills might not have got paid, and this means the house might be cold. The children might not be able to eat all the right nutrients and have a healthy routine diet this means that this would affect the physical growth and also the interlectual development, lack of concentrating at school. Children's school could be far from their home so getting their might be difficult, which isn't good for the attendance. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Sociology section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Sociology essays

  1. Social Class

    The director of the film, Gary Marshall, uses the introduction of the film as a means of induction to the main characters. Through the use of juxtaposition, the social contrasts between the two main characters are established. Through scenery, the director of the film gives the underlying portrayal of the type of life that the two characters lead.

  2. Social Class.

    Although equity was a founding principle of the NHS and is central to Government policy, and despite the fact that people are generally much healthier now than fifty years ago; the inequalities in access to health care that existed then between different social groups remain with us today.

  1. Gender-issues - which way forward

    rarely acknowledge men's feelings or fears as having any value at all...) * Where do you acknowledge the needs and concerns of men and of women? And can you do so equally - or do you assume that some imagined patriarchy 'out there' is so concerned with men that you

  2. Philosophies of Social Science.

    understanding of individual actions directed toward other people and guided by their expected behaviour' (Hayek, 1949, p.6). But we also find Hayek's ideas being taken up, directly and indirectly, by the Thatcher government in the 1980s and being used as part of a political programme.5 This connection between individualism as

  1. Young people, class and gender

    Initially I intend to give a brief historical overview of the gender divides and how society has moved on in response to people fighting for equal rights. I will then look at the extent to which young people are affected by society's attitudes towards gender during the early stages of childhood.

  2. The image of the 'big house'.

    Big House genre displays a number of recurring themes and images. Firstly, there is the actual Big House, which is a pivotal feature in such works. Often well advanced in their physical decay, they are a metaphor representing the disintegration of the Anglo-Irish Ascendancy.

  1. Socio-Economic Class

    Vivian Ward, who is played by Julia Roberts, is a Hooker who is picked up by Edward Lewis (Richard Gere) a prosperous entrepreneur who's upbringing is what Vivian would have perceived as a fairy tale. The film is based around a fairytale generic form that portrays prostitution as an acceptable occupation.

  2. The People Will Live On

    The People, Yes not only reflects the attitude of the American society epoch already mentioned, but the observations and interpretations of Sandburg's idea of what American society projected as important. Morton Dauwen Zabel wrote of Sandburg's The People, Yes: "No American poet now living could publish with the same authority

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work