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Old 09-06-2019, 05:58 AM
 
Location: Boston
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Why are people on this board so obsessed with social class? Boston sure as hell is a classist city.
thats why. and me.
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Old 09-06-2019, 06:35 AM
 
Location: Beautiful Rhode Island
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Social class and income are not necessarily synchronous.
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Old 09-07-2019, 08:56 PM
 
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thats why. and me.
Thatís why and you what? Seriously Boston is the most classist city ever.
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Old 09-08-2019, 05:42 PM
 
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There are 112k low income households.

There are 34k middle income households

There are 112k high income households.
unfortunate reality
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Old 09-09-2019, 05:49 PM
 
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Social class and income are not necessarily synchronous.
That's very true. Lottery rich are different from old money. Also white trash doesn't have to be poor.
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Old 09-23-2019, 08:21 AM
 
Location: Boston
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As the rich get richer, more workers are serving their needs: https://www.bostonglobe.com/business...BrL/story.html


This is how low-income households have grown so rapidly in Boston

"As the well-off get better off, the army of workers taking care of their needs is growing.

Dog walkers and house cleaners and personal chefs come to their front door, letting themselves in with a spare key and leaving before anyone gets home. Personal trainers and massage therapists and skincare specialists take care of their bodies. Financial advisers and tax preparers tend to their wealth. Manicurists make their nails sparkle.

The ranks of these personal-services providers are swelling, especially in the Boston area, where the high-wage tech sector is thriving and so-called wealth work expanded by 30 percent from 2010 to 2017, twice the national rate, according to a data analysis by the Brookings Institution. More workers are shifting to these jobs as demand grows and technology reduces the need for people in better-paying occupations that don’t necessarily require college degrees, such as production and administrative support.

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These wealth work jobs — mostly part of the “personal care and services” category, the fastest-growing sector in the national labor market — are largely safe from automation because they are so hands-on, economists note.


There are many downsides, however. They are performed by workers who are disproportionately women and Latino, often don’t come with health insurance or retirement benefits or consistent hours, and don’t pay particularly well, averaging around $36,000 a year nationwide in 2017, well below the average wage for all occupations of nearly $51,000."
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Old 09-23-2019, 09:08 AM
 
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Dog walkers and house cleaners and personal chefs come to their front door, letting themselves in with a spare key and leaving before anyone gets home. Personal trainers and massage therapists and skincare specialists take care of their bodies. Financial advisers and tax preparers tend to their wealth. Manicurists make their nails sparkle.
I wouldn't call many of those occupations "low income".
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Old 09-23-2019, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Boston
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I wouldn't call many of those occupations "low income".
"There are many downsides, however. They are performed by workers who are disproportionately women and Latino, often donít come with health insurance or retirement benefits or consistent hours, and donít pay particularly well, averaging around $36,000 a year."
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Old 09-23-2019, 09:47 AM
 
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"There are many downsides, however. They are performed by workers who are disproportionately women and Latino, often donít come with health insurance or retirement benefits or consistent hours, and donít pay particularly well, averaging around $36,000 a year."
Some of them yes (house cleaners, dog walkers). But when thinking along the lines of personal trainers, massage therapists, accountants...all pretty good paying (and I thought mostly American). The benefits can vary though, that is true.
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Old 09-23-2019, 11:24 AM
 
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It seems like the high income is growing. If the low income group is getting bigger where are they living?
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