The NY Times helps you figure out
HOW CLASS WORKS
While there are many characteristics that might be used to describe one's class, among the most influential are Occupation, Education, Income and Wealth. This interactive graphic helps you look at these factors. The 1st tab shows the Components of Class; the 2nd tab looks at How Class Breaks Down; the 3rd tab looks at Income Mobility; the 4th tab presents the data from a NY Times nationwide poll on class issues.
For more on this topic, check out the NY Times special section: Class Matters.
ABOUT THE SERIES
A team of reporters spent more than a year exploring ways that class - defined as a combination of income, education, wealth and occupation - influences destiny in a society that likes to think of itself as a land of unbounded opportunity.