Social Inequality refers to the uneven distribution of;
- Resources such as power and money
- Opportunities related to education, employment and health
In other words, it describes how some people may have more than others which might be a result of their social class, gender, ethnicity and age.
Measuring Social Class - Register Generals Social
Register Generals Social Class Scales
- Income, lifestyles, status, life chances and education
- Long term unemployed and sick
- Covers 100's of occupations
- Simple way of measure
- Upper class is missing
- Many couples work in different classes
- Foucuses on head of the house
Measuring Social Class - New Occupational Scale
- The general standing in the community of occupations concerned
- Include some of the 60% who don't have jobs
- New category
- Wealth and rich are missed out
- Upper class
- Upper middle class
- Middle class
- Lower middle class
- Upper working class
- Working class
- Under class
Life chances refers to peoples chances of achieving positive or negative outcomes in their lives. This can relate to;
Social sstratofcation refers to the way society is structured in a hierarchy of uneven layers.
- The higher up you are, the more wealth, power, income and status you have.
- The lower down you are, the less wealth, power, income and status you have.