The British social class system isn’t what it once was, and most people would say that’s a good thing. Nonetheless, unofficial economic and cultural tiers still exist in the country. To address the ever-evolving stratification in the U.K., the BBC has launched its Great British class calculator.
The online tool lets people (even Americans) find out where they fit among seven newly designated class labels.
The two behind the calculator, Mike Savage from the London School of Economics and Fiona Devine from the University of Manchester, had first conducted the Great British Class Survey. They described the resulting calculator on the BBC website:
“We devised a new way of measuring class, which doesn't define class just by the job that you do, but by the different kinds of economic, cultural and social resources or 'capitals' that people possess,” they wrote of the results.
To start, the calculator asks some easily quantifiable questions, including how much annual income a person takesRead More »from Stay classy, U.K.: ‘Class calculator’ tells people where they fit into British society