Sociology Index

Social Inequality

Social inequality is found in virtually all social processes, and a person's position in the social stratification system is the most consistent predictor of his or her behavior, attitudes, and life chances. Social equality includes right to vote, freedom of speech, freedom of expression and freedom to assemble, property rights, right to education, health care, housing, transportation and other social goods and services. Economic disparity generally leads to social inequality. Inequality of condition occurs where individuals have very different amounts of wealth, status and power. Inequality of opportunity is the biggest social problem that is hurting children in the developing world.

Why are some people rich and have more of the good things? Why are the poor people poor and why are they becoming poorer? When and how social inequality in society began? How does one recognize social class? What are your chances of a change in the class order? Does the international economic order affect social inequality? Will globalization remove social inequality?

The position of a person in the stratification orders of sex, race, and social class determine the nature of their work, the language they speak, their values, physical and mental health, sexual activities, childrearing practices, happiness and self-esteem.

Class is extensively used in discussing social structure, sociologists also rely on the concept of status, which offers a more complex portrait in which individuals within a class can be seen as having quite differentiated social situations.

Social Inequality Books

The Blackwell Companion to Social Inequalities (Blackwell Companions to Sociology). - Book by Mary Romero, Eric Margolis (Editor)

The Shape of Social Inequality : Stratification and Ethnicity in Comparative Perspective (Research in Social Stratification and Mobility) Book by David Bills

Inside Toyland : Working, Shopping, and Social Inequality Book by Christine L. Williams, From Publishers Weekly

Occupational Ghettos: The Worldwide Segregation of Women and Men (Studies in Social Inequality) Book by Maria Charles, David B. Grusky

Social Inequality: Patterns and Processes Book by Martin Marger

Social Inequality and Social Injustice : A Human Rights Perspective Book by Evelyn Kallen

Social Inequalities in Comparative Perspective Book by Fiona Devine, Mary C. Waters (Editors)

Worlds Apart: Social Inequalities In A Global Economy Book by Scott Sernau

Injury : The Politics of Product Design and Safety Law in the United States
Book by Sarah S. Lochlann Jain

Home Ownership and Social Inequality: In Comparative Perspective (Studies in Social Inequality) Book by Karin Kurz, Hans-Peter Blossfeld (Editors)

Social Inequality Book by Kathryn M. Neckerman (Editor)

Great Divides : Readings in Social Inequality in the United States Book by Thomas Shapiro

Respect in a World of Inequality Book by Richard Sennett.