Todos somos de clase media: Sobre el estatus social subjetivo en Chile

TitreTodos somos de clase media: Sobre el estatus social subjetivo en Chile
Type de publicationJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuteursCastillo, JC, Miranda, D, Madero Cabib, I
JournalLatin American Research Review
Volume48
Nombre1
Pagination155-173
ISSN1542-4278
Mots-clésChile, economic inequality, social stratification, subjective and objective status
Résumé

Chile is one of the countries with the highest level of income inequality worldwide. Given the association between economic inequality and patterns of social stratification, in such context it would be expected to find a large dispersion of subjective social status' indicators in the population. Nevertheless, analyses from international surveys reveal a strong tendency to the mean of the subjective status i.e. there would be downward and upward biases of the subjective status regarding the objective status. The present research attempts to tackle this phenomenon for the Chilean case, with a focus on the influence of status and class variables on the subjective status. For the analysis we use Chilean data from the social inequality module of the International Social Survey Programme 2009. The results indicate a strong tendency to the mean of the subjective status in the population, particularly from the side of those with higher objective status.

DOI10.1353/lar.2013.0006