Dating someone different social class
DK: So what are the biggest similarities you found with cross-class couples?
What's unique about how people in these relationships interact with each other?
Socially, we're becoming more different from people of other classes, and economically, the earnings gap between the classes is increasing.
With all this bad news about social class inequality in the United States right now, I wanted to know the good-news part: how did people come together across class lines in a time when the country is coming apart by class?
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The growing chasm between America's rich and poor is shaping national politics, education, and even geography, as people increasingly segregate themselves into upper- and lower-class neighborhoods.
Geographically, we're living farther and farther away from people of different classes.
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Her new book, The Power of the Past, is an initial exploration into how these relationships play out.
The most striking finding was that even after decades of marriage, most mixed-class couples were fundamentally different in ways that seemed tied to their upbringing.