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And while the comfort of a package has seen this type of holiday remain the number one way to travel, three in ten (30%) having opted for a package in the past year, the Chinese middle classes are also pioneering the concept of the "independent" holiday, almost a fifth (17%) having travelled to Australia this way last year.
Duflo (2007) What is Middle Class About the Middle Classes Around the World?
If, instead, the money were placed in the hands of the poor and middle classes, it would immediately be spent, thereby increasing production and creating jobs.
39) The relationship between the private sector middle classes and the business elites, through institutions such as chambers of commerce and industry and through economic contact between the two, has resulted in a convergence of their political and economic interests.
Given the forecasts for population growth, candidates who say they are trying to build a better future for America cannot continue to ignore the great disparities, especially in key areas such as assets and housing costs that make the African-American and Latino middle classes financially weaker and less stable than their white counterparts.
The form of the murder mystery demonstrates the uncertainty of the middle classes as to who they really are.
4) While bourgeois Victorian values of solitude, nature, and family "self-worship" were widely propagated, even among the middle classes themselves, older saturnalian pleasures survived in gambling, ribald humor, and a tendency to bacchanalia that remained strong in 1900.
Also, the American middle class, more than the middle classes of other countries, is obsessed with the possibility of bigtime success-of getting to some place high above the middle where life is defined by wealth, glamour, fame, or freedom.
The Netherlands) focus on the social and political patterns of consumption among the middle classes in India and China in the context of economic growth, liberalization of markets, and globalization.
The final third of the study describes both the northern and southern middle classes, naturally with more emphasis upon the latter, and the onset of the Civil War.
The urban middle classes that had expanded significantly in the early 1970s during the heady years of double-digit yearly GNP growth, known at the time as Brazil's "Economic Miracle," saw their consumption possibilities shrink as prices out-paced income and wages.
In the Ottoman case, the rise of a new middle class as a result of institutional and educational reforms, the expansion of communication networks, and the almost continuous threat to the survival of the state, created an alliance between the middle classes and state bureaucrats.