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Social class and survival on the S.S. Titanic

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Passengers' chances of surviving the sinking of the S.S. Titanic were related to their sex and their social class: females were more likely to survive than males, and the chances of survival declined with social class as measured by the class in which the passenger travelled. The probable reasons for these differences in rates of survival are discussed as are the reasons accepted by the Mersey Committee of Inquiry into the sinking.

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  • Hall, Wayne, 1986. "Social class and survival on the S.S. Titanic," Social Science & Medicine, Elsevier, vol. 22(6), pages 687-690, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:socmed:v:22:y:1986:i:6:p:687-690
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