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Ursula Dallinger

Prof. Dr. Ursula Dallinger is the Chair of Sociology and Social Policy at Trier University.

A Divided Middle

The middle class is not a homogeneous group. The segments within it respond differently to economic globalization, with the lower middle class heading towards the poorest. Although social protection schemes can go a long way to compensate for their income losses, there is an increasing divide within the middle class.

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