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Socioeconomic Status

Core definition

A measure of an individual's or family's relative economic and social standing as determined by a composite of factors such as income, educational attainment, occupation, residential location, and social status in the community.

Longer explanation

Researchers have long known that where we fall in the social hierarchy has innumerable consequences on life opportunities ...

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