Siinviidatu vabalevis olev tekst leidis oma koha põhjusel, et nö sotsiaalsed klassid ei ole kusagile kadunud ning nende klasside mitmekesisus on minu arvates hoopis suurenenud. Samal ajal on nii indiviidi kui ühiskonna terviku kontekstis eluga rahulolu küsimused teravalt üleval nii Eestis kui mujal.

Kontekstiks:

Past research shows that the upper classes enjoy a clear advantage over those towards the bottom of the class distribution: They are more economically successful (Goldthorpe and McKnight, 2006), better educated (Shavit and Blossfeld, 1993; Bernardi and Ballarino, 2016), lead healthier and longer lives (White et al., 2007), and offer their children greater opportunities for a self-determined life (Bukodi and Goldthorpe, 2019).

Autorite ambitsioon:

the aim of this study is to offer a comprehensive account of how social class affects life satisfaction in Europe.

Sotsiaalse klassi mõju eluga rahulolule:

Kas kõik on sarnane?

Concerning several domains, social class appears to have different effects across Eastern and Western Europe. […] Eastern Europeans face greater economic uncertainty and a greater risk of poverty.

Lugemishuvi suurendamiseks:

we noted that individuals are mostly in contact with other people that share the same destination class (i.e. colleagues and friends). […] we conclude that in Europe social class matters greatly to life satisfaction and in more complex ways than previously considered.

Kaiser, C., & Trinh, N. A. (2021). Positional, Mobility, and Reference Effects: How Does Social Class Affect Life Satisfaction in Europe?. European Sociological Review, 37(5), 713-730.