social conflict

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-25-2009
social conflict
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Sun, 10-25-2009 - 6:05pm
Social class is sadly the big player in this situation.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 05-19-2009
Tue, 10-27-2009 - 1:15pm

What income brackets would you call poor and middle class for your local area and where do you fall in it?

And what kinds of things are you able to afford and not afford in which you call not struggling. Ie. When my family had one income in the past (for 8 years) we were able to buy plenty of food and all the basics and pay all our bills easily enough. (But we also had no debt). We did not have extra income for out of state vacations, but we went on a day trip in the local area and could afford whatever most entertainment we wanted to do. We did not put any additional money away in our savings during that period of time. We had a savings cushion from already though, when we went to 2 incomes to 1.

And I would have identified us then as middle class.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 01-15-2006
Tue, 10-27-2009 - 3:40pm

families i know who are struggling aren't SAH families.

 

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-15-2006
Tue, 10-27-2009 - 3:48pm

prior to the birth of baby number one,i swore by studies,opinions that spoke about the cost of raising a child being in the hundreds of thousands of dollars by the time a child turned 18.

 

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-08-2009
Tue, 10-27-2009 - 3:50pm
What exactly do you mean when you say that "SAH is about standards of living?"
iVillage Member
Registered: 01-15-2006
Tue, 10-27-2009 - 3:51pm
i thought so.

 

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-15-2006
Tue, 10-27-2009 - 4:01pm

how many of who families..families on welfare or the truly privleged who can afford a SAHM?

 

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-15-2006
Tue, 10-27-2009 - 4:02pm

that's great,i didn't think COL played a part in SES either.

 

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-19-2009
Tue, 10-27-2009 - 4:31pm
Ok, so I have known a LOT of struggling families with sahms. They were in the middle class & not up in the higher end of it--as their dh's moved up in their careers and make more money (upper middle class), they are not struggling.
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In the frequently relevant (to so many debates on Ivillage) words of Inigio Montoya from The Princess Bride "You keep using that

iVillage Member
Registered: 06-27-1998
Tue, 10-27-2009 - 4:46pm

The familes you mentioned in the quote I posted.

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Registered: 06-27-1998
Tue, 10-27-2009 - 4:48pm

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