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نویسنده [English]چکیده [English]
The situation, development and status of the new middle class in present societies are among the important topics of discussions in the area of social stratification. In this paper, in a theoretical review, the status, situation, size and criterion of determining the new middle class have been discussed about This bas been done through a) existing statistical iformation, b) a survey in Tehran, and c) literature review. The general characteristics of this class in advanced societies were studied and compared 10 the same in Iran, the result of which bas been exhibited in a table in the conclusion section of the paper.