Class System in Pakistan

Topics: Social class, Middle class, Sociology Pages: 12 (3136 words) Published: November 21, 2012

In this paper I would like to introduce interrelated propositions about the Social structure of

Pakistan: (i) that Pakistan society is characterized by a social stratification process which is

compensatory in nature; (ii) that the compensatory process of social stratification over the years

has given rise to status-centric value orientation; and (iii) that the most significant indicator of

status-centric orientation is emergence of artificial middle class which can be distinguished from

real middle class in terms of norms.


They originated as the cast system in the time of divin-reite monarchs, Upper related to, or

favored by the monarchy. Middle related to management, legal and business. Lower: often

called, "The work force those whom have no rights the ones that die and sweat. That the rich

might richer get. The everlasting poor. In Pakistan society, the middle class may be divided into

two or three sub-groups. When divided into two parts, the lower middle class, also sometimes

simply referred to as "middle class", consists of roughly one third of households, roughly twice

as large as the upper middle or managerial class. Common occupation fields are semi-

professionals, such as lower-level managers or school teachers, small business owners and

skilled craftsmen. These individuals commonly have some college education or perhaps

a Bachelor's degree and earn a comfortable living. Already among the largest social classes,

rivaled only by the working class, the lower middle class is diverse and growing.

Though not common in sociological models, the middle class may be divided into two sections,

And the least working class that’s express a lot of peoples.

A social class is a homogeneous group of people in a society formed on the combined basis of

* Education

* Occupation

* Income

* Place of residence

And have who have similar social values similar interest in life and they behave a like have approximately equal position of respect or status in a society.

The social classes of Pakistan: -

1. Upper class

2. Middle class

3. Working class


The upper social class which generally have high level of income and belong to be most high paying profession and they live in most cleanest place of the country and money will be no problem for them and their size is 2% of the total society and approximately 3.7 million they have 60% to 65% of money of the country.

They are actually

* High status leadership

* Big business man

* Top management of the company

Members of the upper class control and own significant portions of the corporate and may exercise indirect power through the investment of capital. The high salaries and the potential for amassing great wealth through have greatly increased for the power and visibility of the "corporate elite". Many sociologists and commentators, however, make a distinction between the upper class (in the sense of those in the families of inherited wealth) and the corporate elite. By implication, the upper class is held in lower regard (as inheritors of idle wealth) than the self-made millionaires in prestigious occupations.

Yet another important feature of the upper class is that of inherited privilege. While most Americans, including those in the upper-middl class need to actively maintain their status, upper class persons do not need to work in order to maintain their status. Status tends to be passed on from generation to generation without each generation having to re-certify its status. Overall, the upper class is the financially best compensated and one of the most influential socio-economic classes in society.

(i) Upper Middle Class

The upper middle class consists of highly educated salaried professionals whose work is largely self-directed. Many have advanced graduate degrees and household incomes...
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