Essay On Social Inequality

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Social Inequality
Task #17 Assignment:
Use your resources (e-lecture, textbooks, online sources, etc.) to define the following terms in your notes:

1. social inequality:
An existence of unequal opportunities and rewards for different social positions or statuses within a group or society.

2. socioeconomic status:
An economical and sociological combined total measure of a person 's work experience and of an individual´s or familyś economical and social position in relation to others, based on income, education, and occupation

3. class system:
A organization of people that is based on income.

4. caste system:
A class structure in which is determined by birth. it means that in some societies, if your parents are poor, you are going to
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