This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: "https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr"

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
jump to last post 1-3 of 3 discussions (5 posts)

What will be.....THE FUTURE of the lower socioeconomic groups in the United Stat

  1. gmwilliams profile image86
    gmwilliamsposted 10 months ago

    What will be.....THE FUTURE of the lower socioeconomic groups in the United States?

    Will they become a......PERMANENT UNDERCLASS w/no FUTURE PROSPECTS?

    https://usercontent2.hubstatic.com/13501477_f260.jpg

  2. Tusitala Tom profile image68
    Tusitala Tomposted 9 months ago

    About the same as it's ever been: a personal interpretation of identifying oneself within the group, along with all the yearning, jealousies and angst which goes with it will continue.   Being 'poor,' that is, relevant to others who have more, has been with us since as far back as history can take us.

    What will be the future?  Well, I'd say that in America, in the longer term, the material standards of all will rise, but the proportions of lower, middle and higher will continue to remain.  Only the proportions might shift a little - or a lot.  But even if everybody had a house, a couple of cars and all the material things anyone needs - or feel they need - there will still be those who 'see' themselves in the lower socioeconomic groups.  It's a human trait!

  3. gmwilliams profile image86
    gmwilliamsposted 9 months ago

    https://usercontent2.hubstatic.com/13221465_f260.jpg

    It is going to be MUCH TOUGHER for the lower socioeconomic classes.  These classes are the least skilled & educated.  Future societies are becoming more complex educationally & technologically.  Such complex societies required an extremely specialized form of education & skill set.  In addition to that, everyday cost of living conditions are becoming more expensive.  Even the solidly middle class are feeling the pinch of rising costs regarding everyday cost of living.  One can image what the lower socioeconomic classes(impoverished, lower, working, & lower middle classes) endure.   Also, the cost of quality education is constantly rising.

    In the future, quality & advanced education will be the purview of only the more affluent classes(upper middle & upper classes).  The lower socioeconomic classes will be shut out of having quality & advanced education because of the prohibitive cost.   Without such education, they won't have the prerequisite education & skill set needed to thrive in a future, post-industrialized, & computerized society.  They will be on the outskirts of society, doing what few menial jobs exist before such jobs eventually become automatized or even phased out.  The lower socioeconomic classes will become a......PERMANENT, IMPOVERISHED underclass.  They will either live by their wits or become part of the prison population.  They will be seen by future societies as excess & the government will deal w/such excess in one way or other.

    1. Tusitala Tom profile image68
      Tusitala Tomposted 9 months agoin reply to this

      What a pessimistic view of how these so-called "underclass" people will live: "by their wits or become part of the prison population."  If this is a true reflection of how the average American thinks, I'm glad I don't live where you're living.

    2. gmwilliams profile image86
      gmwilliamsposted 9 months agoin reply to this

      Well, it's TRUE  Poor people in the future will be A PERMANENT UNDERCLASS w/no prospect of ever improving themselves educationally & socioeconomically.They will be a SLAVE class in one way or another either through menial jobs or the prison syste

 
working