Often in these families communication, education, critical thinking, creativity, planning, and independence are highly valued, as is taking the initiative rather than being trained to be a worker bee. In these families, parents are more engaged with their children in teaching and guiding them educationally and personally. The children from these families are often shown what a good work ethic is by good example of their parents, if not the family business or line of work chosen by several family members.
It's not uncommon for people in lower financial classes to not have the information that they need to make good decisions for themselves and their children. Too often this only due to the parents' ill choices that they also unwittingly set as an example for their children. For example, if no one in the family has ever gone to college, had their own business, or even finished high school, they will likely not be of any major help in creating a financial and life success with their offspring because they lack information and may not have the knowledge or tools to obtain it. In addition, people like this tend to feel comfortable with people on the same level and any children involved are surrounded by bad examples of people who are not successful, independent, or financially stable.
While many of us take some things for granted, there is a large number of people who have never gone to college or a trade school, let alone finished high school. If they have no closely related or good examples of successful adults and a road map of how those adults became successful, they will likely follow the same unfortunate and well worn path of those around them unless there is some type of intervention.