Inequality, Social Structure And Social Stratification

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What is inequality, social structure and social stratification? According to Study.com social inequality is, “the existence of unequal opportunities and rewards for different social positions or statuses within a group or society.” Sociology.about.com says, “Social structure is the organized pattern of social relationships and social institutions that together compose society.” Wikipedia says Social stratification, is “a society 's categorization of people into socioeconomic strata, based upon their occupation and income, wealth and social status, or derived power”. In class we played Monopoly and each player had different social class roles. The people with the more money had more opportunities while playing, like got more money for passing go, and did not have to pay a fee for doctor bills. While the players with little to no money had a harder “life”. They got paid less and had to pay for loans. During the game the players with the most money bought more property, and kept making the players with the least money pay more. The players with more money acted almost stuck up and would...
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