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Middle class -- United States

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How rigid is the middle class in the US, really?

The term "middle class" is frequently referenced, yet the exact meaning is often unclear. As this August 2020 data visualization essay from The Pudding highlights, "for many people, the 'middle class' is just as much about your education, job, resources, and aspirations as it is about your paycheck." To better understand this socioeconomic metric, this story tracks 11,172 families from the years...