Class System in Antiford Culture

Professions and class structures

Lower Class

The individuals in this class include beggars, child labor, tinkers*, street performers, etc. The pay range for these individuals is between ten and twenty ciam per day.

*Tinkers are considered lower class because they live outside the city and have non-traditional means of earning money. They are also an undesirable part of the population.

Working Class

These are the physical laborers. They include mill workers, chimney sweeps, trolley drivers, low rank soldiers, crewmen on ships, etc. The pay range for these individuals is between 30 and 40 ciam per day.

The lower and working classes are the two largest classes in Antiford, making up approximately seventy-five percent of the population.

Middle Class

The middle class makes up approximately twenty percent of the population. It is broken into two parts.

Lower Middle

These are shop owners, teachers, low rank military officers, etc. The pay range is between seventy-five and one hundred ciam per day. At this class level, people can begin to rely on solely the adults of the household to be employed.

Upper Middle

These are the merchants, mid to high rank military officers, etc. The pay range is between one hundred and one hundred twenty-five ciam per day.

Upper Class

These are high rank military personnel, very successful merchants (i.e., water merchants), mill owners, physicians, lawyers, politicians etc. The pay range is between two hundred fifty and one thousand ciam per day.

The upper class makes up a little more than four percent of the population.

Elite Class

These are the engineering leaders and members of the former monarchy that have appeased the technocracy. The Elite do not so much make money, as just have money. The Elite have control over most of the wealth of the country.

The elite class makes up less than one percent of the population.

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