Booklet One - What is Inequality?

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Ageism
When someone is treated unfairly because of their age.
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Discrimination
Treating people unequally on the grounds of their membership to a certain group.
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Inequality
The boundaries in society that prevent people from attaining equal status.
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Life Chances
The opportunities people have in society to get the things they want.
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Moral Panic
The media exaggerating the social problems caused by certain groups and creating public alarm about them.
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Predjudice
Learned beliefs and values that lead an individual to be biased against certain groups.
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Racism
Prejudice or discrimination based on ethnicity.
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Sexism
Prejudice or discrimination based on gender.
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Social Class
The way the British society is divided into groups on the basis of differences in income, wealth and power.
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Exploitation
When one group or individual treats another group or individual unfairly for their own advantage.
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Social Exclusion
When people are unable, or feel unable to play a full part in society. This may be due to the lack of material resources, discrimination by others or a sense that the rest of society neither wants or respects them.
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Marginalisation
Where people feel pushed to the edges of society, usually as a result of social exclusion.
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Stereotype
Oversimplified or untrue generalisations made about social groups.
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Power
The ability of people to influence others and to get their own way.
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Prestige
The level of respect others are given.
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Open Society
In this type of society it is possible to be socially mobile.
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Status
Can refer to a position in society and the degree of honour or prestige which is attached to social groups or occupations in society.
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Ascribed Status
A status which is given at birth e.g gender.
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Achieved Status
A status which you have gained or worked for e.g to train as a doctor.
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Meritocracy
Everybody has equal opportunities to succeed.
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Privilege
A special or fortunate entitlement. It can be ascribed as you can be born into a privileged lifestyle.
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Life Style
The way in which a person leads their life.
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Authority
The right (power) to give orders and make decisions.
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Elite
The most powerful, rich, gifted and educated members of society.
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Income
The flow of resources that an individual receives e.g wages, benefits, pensions.
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Wealth
The ownership of assets e.g land, houses which can be sold to make money.
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Treating people unequally on the grounds of their membership to a certain group.

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Discrimination

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The boundaries in society that prevent people from attaining equal status.

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The opportunities people have in society to get the things they want.

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The media exaggerating the social problems caused by certain groups and creating public alarm about them.

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