Thursday, September 11, 2008

Socioeconomic Status

So I recently posted that I've always wanted to find an index for figuring out my SES. It's obviously complicated, and dependent upon what variables you throw into it. But here's a great interactive graphic from the NYTimes article a few years back titled "Class Matters". Apparently as an elementary school teacher, with a Master's degree, making 48k a year, with less than 10k in the bank, I'm in the 66th percentile overall. What's scary is that moving the income slider up to 200k a year puts you in the 99th percentile. Those poor Republicans again...

What the graphic doesn't include is family data. How about number of kids, single parents, dual incomes, etc.?

Anyway, so now I know.

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