Social Stratification

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Department
Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology
Course
48-101
Professor
prof.pandyap
Semester
Fall

Description
Social Stratification refers to the unequal manner in which scarce resources and social rewards are distributed among different social categories and groups Life Chances refer to the likelihood of realizing a certain standard of living or quality of life including health and wellbeing The unequal distribution of income and wealth has been remarkably stable Large differences of income and wealth have existed as long as these data have been collected Also there have been persistent differences in income and wealth between men and women the young and old and white and nonwhite AmericansSocial Stratification is a Social Process Social stratification is a characteristic of society not simply a function of individual differencesSocial stratification is universal but variableSocial stratification persists over generationsSocial stratification involves not just inequality but beli
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