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To what extent can an underclass be said to exist in modern Britain? 21 marks

An important change to structural inequality is the formation of an underclass that consists of the most
disadvantaged groups in society. Sociologists have shown different degrees of interest in the underclass ­
some have concentrated…

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people who work. For example, Heather Frost a jobless mother of 11 children is having a new council house
built worth £400,000. It was also claimed that she had paid for her partner to have flying lessons worth £115
­ an hour. This is not the stereotypical lifestyle of an…


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