Patterns of Social Inequality and Exclusion

Patterns of Social Inequality and Exclusion

Question

What are the main characteristics of social stratification?

Answer

(i) It is a society-wide system that unequally distributes social resources among categories of people (ii) It closely links to the family and to the inheritance of social resources from one generation to the next.

(iii) It is supported by patterns of belief or ideology.

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