"We are all middle class: On the subjective status in Chile"

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Title
"We are all middle class: On the subjective status in Chile"
Journal
Latin American Research Review
Author(s)
Castillo J. C., Miranda D., Madero Cabib I.
ISSN
1542-4278
Publication state
Published
Issued date
05/2013
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
48
Number
1
Pages
155-173
Language
spanish
Abstract
Chile is one of the countries with the highest level of income inequality worldwide. Given the association between economic inequality and patterns of social stratification, in such context it would be expected to find a large dispersion of subjective social status' indicators in the population. Nevertheless, analyses from international surveys reveal a strong tendency to the mean of the subjective status i.e. there would be downward and upward biases of the subjective status regarding the objective status. The present research attempts to tackle this phenomenon for the Chilean case, with a focus on the influence of status and class variables on the subjective status. For the analysis we use Chilean data from the social inequality module of the International Social Survey Programme 2009. The results indicate a strong tendency to the mean of the subjective status in the population, particularly from the side of those with higher objective status.
Keywords
Subjective and Objective Status, Economic Inequality, Social Stratification, Chile
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