Lower Class ÃÂ· The education level of the lower class people in the past was little to none. Some could not read and others who did were not a high school graduates.
ÃÂ· Because they had little to no education they were subject to no skilled jobs which meant lower wages.
ÃÂ· Most worked on farms from sun up to sun down earning maybe enough to feed their families and keep a roof over their heads.
ÃÂ· Some could not buy shoes or clothes. They use hand me downs or even took turns wearing each other shoes or clothes.
ÃÂ· Because of lower wages, a lot of families did not have the luxury of having a lot of leisure.
ÃÂ· The biggest leisure that the family had was to go to church on Sundays, which probably meant gong into town or attending church functions.
ÃÂ· Children made up games to play and use what was around to have a source of entertainment.
ÃÂ· Now that we have set guidelines to what a person can make, lower income families can enjoy a little more luxury and entertainment.
ÃÂ· The education background is still little to none but now we have families with high school diplomas.
ÃÂ· They still have no skilled jobs such as: house cleaning, working in fast food restaurants, retail, and etc.
They usually have government assistance such as low-income housing, welfare, and food stamps.