How does population density affect social behavior?

Basic Concepts in Sociology pp 294-332 | Cite as

  • Reinhard Pollak
  • Stefanie Kley
  • Gregor Bongaerts
  • Ingo Schulz-Schäffer
  • Albert Scherr
  • Marcel Erlinghagen
  • Bernhard Schäfers
  • Joachim Renn
  • Dariuš Zifonun
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Summary

A social class describes a group within a society, the members of which each have certain constituent characteristics (or a combination thereof) in common (e.g. occupation, income, education, reputation, lifestyle). As a rule, social classes can be arranged vertically (upper class, middle class, lower class).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Reinhard PollakEmail author
  • Stefanie Kley
  • Gregor Bongaerts
  • Ingo Schulz-Schäffer
  • Albert Scherr
  • Marcel Erlinghagen
  • Bernhard Schäfers
  • Joachim Renn
  • Dariuš Zifonun
  1. 1.BerlinGermany
  2. 2. Hamburg, Germany
  3. 3.Duisburg, Germany
  4. 4. Freiburg, Germany
  5. 5. Baden-Baden, Germany
  6. 6.Münster, Germany