"I Am Working-Class": Subjective Self-Definition as a Missing Measure of Social Class and Socioeconomic Status in Higher Education Research

M. Rubin, N. Denson, S. Kilpatrick, K. E. Matthews, T. Stehlik, D. Zyngier
  • Educational Researcher, March 2014, American Educational Research Association (AERA)
  • DOI: 10.3102/0013189x14528373

Self-Definition as a Measure of Social Class

What is it about?

Scoail class is an important definer of who we are. However what people actually think their social class is often not measured.

Why is it important?

Self definition of social classreveals much about a person - especially as they navigate university.


David Zyngier
Monash University

Writing this article with other leading scholars in the field was a real pleasure and a great learning experience for me. This paper has been very well cited by others in a very short time.

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The following have contributed to this page: A/Prof Mark Rubin and David Zyngier