Topic 1 - Defining social inequality and social stratification

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social inequality
differences in access to wealth and status experienced by members of different social groups (e.g. classes, races or genders)
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income
the total money a person receives in the form of salary, wages, interest from investments, rent, etc.
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wealth
having a great deal of money, property and other possessions
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stratification
a system of layering in society in which the different layers are ranked unequally
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life chances
people’s chances of achieving positive outcomes (things that are valued in society such as being healthy and wealthy) and avoiding negative outcomes (such as being ill or poor) as they progress through life
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social mobility
movement up or down a socio-economic scale
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slavery
a system of social stratification where one person owns another in much the same way as they might own a possession such as a book or a house
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caste system
the system of stratification in Indian society with five layers: four main castes and a group of non-caste members known as outcastes, harijan or untouchables; illegal in India since 1949, the caste system can still have an influence on social attitu
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underclass
he lowest level of society, in which people experience extreme poverty and deprivation
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the total money a person receives in the form of salary, wages, interest from investments, rent, etc.

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a system of layering in society in which the different layers are ranked unequally

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people’s chances of achieving positive outcomes (things that are valued in society such as being healthy and wealthy) and avoiding negative outcomes (such as being ill or poor) as they progress through life

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