The Positive Impacts Of The Middle Class In Hong Kong

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The inequality and social division might exist everywhere. Within a society, there are many people who have been divided into various categories, according to the significant characteristics, including class, ethnicity and gender (Payne, 2006). Regarding to my own life experience, the social division will be discussed is the middle class in Hong Kong. This essay would take the point of view of the middle class in Hong Kong and would discuss both positive and negative impacts on author’s life experience. Although class has negative impacts on my own life experience, which is the attitude toward purchasing housing; but there are greater extent on the positive effects on lifestyle, mainly focusing on leisure time and decision of education. The essay will first explain some background information of the middle class in Hong Kong, then the negative impacts will be discussed and finally the positive effects.…show more content…
Regarding to the middle class in Hong Kong, the income range is wide. According to the Census and Statistic Department (2011), the range of income of the middle class family is from $10000 to $40000. There are about 1.25 million families which hold about 53% of families in Hong Kong. The occupational group of the middle class in Hong Kong includes Class I and Class II under the class scheme of Goldthrope. Class I includes CEOs multinational companies and lecturers in universities, while Class II means the middle class which includes managers in small companies and teachers in primary schools and (Wong,

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