“How does social class affect child development” Child rearing strategies are mediated through social class with middle and upper class parents more prone to use time out and love centered vocal tones whereas working 2002;53:371-99. doi: 10.1146/annurev.psych.53.100901.135233. There are various effects of autism but it mainly affects the Social developmental and learning of an autistic child. Jencks and Mayer (1990) noted that a long-term commitment would be Child development and social interaction effects children understanding of social rules resulting in them learning appropriate and inappropriate behavior, understanding gender, and social class. But understanding and demonstrating the impact of social settings on youth development are difficult tasks that require theory-building and instrumentation. Social development most often refers to how a child develops friendships and other relationships, as well how a child handles conflict with peers. Impact of Social Class Generally, sociologists define social class as an individual's education, income, and occupation level. Socioeconomic status and child development Annu Rev Psychol. Social development can actually impact many of the other forms of development a child experiences. The United States is a very racialized society, and children—especially children of color—often become aware of the dynamics of racism at a very young age. Social class can account for differences in how parents coach their children to manage classroom challenges, a study shows. Effects of Autism on Social Development Lack of Empathy- Many autistic children lack the ability to see things from another person’s perspective such as their knowledge, feelings, and intentions based on social cues such as gestures and facial expressions. Why is social development so important? In an interview with The Independent, Graham Holley, the chief executive of the Training and Development Agency, said: "The performance of a school and a child in it is highly linked to social class. Race, Class, and Intersecting Identities Race and other identities are often sites of discrimination and oppression in societies; as such, they can have a tremendous impact on childhood development.