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Social inequality
What is social inequality and stratification? Green Ambe Red
What so sociologists mean by the term social inequality?
How is society stratified by social class?
How is society stratified by gender?
How is society stratified by age?
How is society stratified by gender?
How does stratification affect people's life chances?
How do sociologists measure stratification based on
social class?
Explain Karl Marx's views on stratification?
Explain Max Weber's views on social class?
How do functionalists explain social class?
What are the strengths…read more

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How are wealth, income and poverty distributed in
the UK?
Is wealth distributed fairly through the UK population?
What is social mobility?
What is poverty?
How do we measure poverty?
Which social groups are most likely to experience poverty?
What are the sociological explanations of poverty?
What is the culture of poverty?
What is the cycle of poverty?
What is welfare dependency?
What is the Marxist explanation of poverty?
How do unemployment and the inadequacies of the welfare
state explain poverty?
Contemporary examples
How much…read more

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Ascribed status
Asylum seeker
Culture of poverty
Cycle of deprivation
Dependency culture
Environmental poverty
Ethnic diversity
Ethnic group
Ethnic minority
Glass ceiling
Income…read more

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Institutional racism
Life chances
Means testing
Middle class
Poverty trap
Racial discrimination
Racial equality
Racial prejudice
Relative poverty
Selective benefits…read more

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Sex discrimination
Social exclusion
Social mobility
Social security
Socioeconomic class
Social stratification
Subjective poverty
Universal benefits…read more

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Voluntary sector
Welfare reform
Welfare state
Welfare to work
Working class
What is stratification?…read more

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Stratification describes the way in which different groups of people are placed within
society. The status of people is often determined by how society is stratified the basis of
which can include
o Wealth and income This is the most common basis of stratification
o Social class
o Ethnicity
o Gender
o Political status
o Religion (e.g. the caste system in India)
The stratification of society is also based upon either an open, or closed, system.
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They form part of the middleclass ­which is the most
numerical social class within society.
During your revision, you need to be aware that life chances are determined by factors
such as
o Social class
o Gender
o Schooling
o Ethnicity, etc.
You also need to explain why such differences in life chances exist. For example ethnic
minorities often face a glass ceiling at work due to discrimination upon racial grounds
which can be either overt (or obvious), or covert (in other words, hidden).…read more

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Britain now has a relatively low level of income tax for those
on a high level of income.
You also need to explain why such changes have occurred to the distribution of wealth
and income. For example during the 1980s the number of people in poverty doubled.…read more



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