Sociology Index

Social Inequality

Social Class, Books On Social Inequality, Inequality of condition, Inequality of opportunity

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.

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.