The Composition of the Saudi Middle Class: A Preliminary Study

The Composition of the Saudi Middle Class: A Preliminary Study
Abstract: The main objective of this study is to understand the status quo of the middle class in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The study begins by attempting to construct a theoretical framework for understanding the concept of the new middle class, its constituents and various categories, as well as its importance within the socio-economic and political structure. It also explores how the Saudi middle class has emerged historically, its size within the Saudi socio-economic structure, and delineates its different sections, the upper, basic (middle) and peripheral (marginal).

Publisher: Gulf Research Center * Publication Date: October 6th, 2013

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