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Table 1 List of socioeconomic groups and their characteristics (Fairley et al. [34])

From: Socioeconomic disadvantage and ethnicity are associated with large differences in children’s working memory ability: analysis of a prospective birth cohort study following 13,500 children

Class Description
Least socioeconomically deprived and most educated” Women currently and previously employed
Father non-manual employment
Women and fathers highly educated
Up to date with bills
Mortgage
Not subjectively poor
Not receiving means tested benefits
Not materially deprived
“Employed, not materially deprived” Women currently employed
Father manual and non-manual employment
Women and father medium levels of education
Up to date with bills
Mortgage
Not subjectively poor
Not receiving means tested benefits
Not materially deprived
“Employed, no access to money” Women currently and previously employed
Father manual and non-manual employment
Women and father’s medium levels of education
Moderate behind with bills
Mortgage and private renting
Moderate subjective poverty
Moderate receipt of means tested benefits
Materially deprived in particular can’t afford holidays, money to replace goods and savings
“Benefits and not materially deprived” Women low current employment
Father manual employment and self-employed
Women and father’s low levels of education, father’s education high don’t know response
Up to date with bills
Owns house outright
Not subjectively poor
High receipt of means tested benefits
Not materially deprived
“Most economically deprived” Women low current employment
Father manual employment and unemployed
Women and father’s low levels of education, father’s education high don’t know response
Behind with bills
Private renting and social housing
Subjectively poor
Highest receipt of means tested benefits
Materially deprived