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Minority Group Status and Self-Evaluated Class
John C. Goyder and Peter C. Pineo
The Sociological Quarterly
Vol. 15, No. 2 (Spring, 1974), pp. 199-211
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/4105806
Page Count: 13
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Self-evaluated class status is shown to vary among white Protestants, Catholics, Jews, and black Protestants. Holding economic status constant, Jews are most likely to select the middle- (or upper-) class label, followed by white Protestants, white Catholics, and black Protestants. Thus, the independent effect of minority status on self-evaluated class status reinforces the ranking directly attributable to the economic levels of each of the four groups. Also, the congruence between self-identified class and objective economic status is closer among Jews and white Protestants than among white Catholics or black Protestants. The hypothesis that affiliation with a minority necessarily reduces class consciousness was, therefore, not supported.
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