social classification

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A system for arranging the people in a national population into groups that are mutually exclusive and internally consistent, with meaningful predictive properties. A system used for many years in Britain was the Registrar General's Occupational Classification of the British people into five social classes. In the United States, a socioeconomic classification based on a combination of income and occupational group is often used.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology.

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