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Revista Española de Salud Pública

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REGIDOR, Enrique. The Goldthorpe social class classification: framework of reference for the proposal for the measure of social class by the working group of the Spanish Epidemiological Society. Rev. Esp. Salud Publica [online]. 2001, vol.75, n.1, pp.00-00. ISSN 1135-5727.

Two of the most important theory-based social class classifications are that of the neo-Weberian Goldthorpe and that of the neo-Marxist Wright. The social class classification proposal of the SES Working Group employed the Goldthorpe schema as a reference due to the empirical and mainly pragmatic aspects involved. In this article, these aspects are discussed and it is also discussed the problem of the validation of the measurements of social class and the problem of the use of the social class as an independent variable.

Palabras clave : Social class; Goldthorpe schema; Wright model.

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