Sociology 1A03 Jan 4/10
Inequality is sociology’s central concern
What causes inequality?
What are the social forces that generate social inequality
o How are they reinforced, maintained, or disrupted
How does inequality reproduce itself?
How should we measure inequality?
Vectors of Inequality
Class (related to income, not the same)
o Measured in chunks or strata
o Refers to things like social status
o Relative to working adults vs. seniors/young
What is Inequality?
The degree to which resources are distributed unevenly
Voice representation in media
Access to power
Why does inequality matter?
All societies have some degree inequality