Sociology Glossary

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absolute mobility= the measured movement from one social location to another, whether upwards or downwards.

absolute poverty= lack of basic human needs such as food, shelter, warmth and suitable clothing.

acheived status= social prestige or ranking that has been earned through effort (employment position)

age stratification= when people of different ages experience inequality in the distribution of wealth or power.

ageism= prejudice and discrimination against people on the basis of age.

 anti-school subculture= some pupils in


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