Patterns of Social Inequality and Exclusion

Patterns of Social Inequality and Exclusion

Question

What is social inequality?

Answer

Unequal share of people in society in terms of three forms of capital or social resources. These are (i) economic capital (viz. income and material assets), (ii) cultural capital (viz. educational qualification and status) and (iii) Social capital (viz. networks of contacts and social associations). In other words, patterns of unequal access to social resources are called social inequality.

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