Social Inequality In The Philippines Case Study

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The major topic I choose to focus on is Manila, Philippines. A country that involves social inequality, culture, and immigration work ethics. Many Filipinos have to face economic issues and class structures day-to-day. The city Manila faces economic, political, social, and cultural activity. The city has undergone rapid economic development since its destruction in World War II and its subsequent rebuilding; it is now plagued with the familiar urban problems of pollution, traffic congestion, and overpopulation. Social Stratification Social acceptance is a major belief in the Filipinos and education can provide upward mobility a movement of people up or down the class hierarchy, in class systems it is possible for people to lose their socioeconomic…show more content…
163” Structure focused theory, shows that the structural forces stemming from the workings of the major societal institutions that have an impact on people and contribute to their poverty (pg.167). The conditions of employment in this country is relevant to the individual worker and their families as well as its economic growth and well-being. Poor working conditions for Filipino people included long hours, very low pay and usually were away from home. According to “men and women in the worlds culture topics”, most Philippines were nannies among families in urban areas. They also had addition to childcare and housekeeping, such workers may also care for aging parents. They believed placing parents in nursing homes is stigmatized as irresponsible and immoral. It is not uncommon for people to "volunteer" as workers in the health care field in hopes of being chosen to work when a position becomes available. People work seven days a week and take additional jobs to maintain or improve their lifestyle or pay for a child 's education. Eight hundred thousand citizens work overseas, primarily as merchant seamen, health care, household, or factory workers in Saudi Arabia, Hong Kong, and Taiwan (http://www.everyculture.com/No-Sa/The-Philippines.html). The culture of poverty shows that poverty is the result of a set of norms and values and a culture that is characteristic of the poor (pg. 165). The behaviors and values of the poor Filipino’s culture…show more content…
According to “Social Inequality Poverty and the Poor”, relative poverty is poverty relative to the standards and expectations of a particular society. In the Philippines, where more than a quarter of the country 's population of 92.3 million lives below the poverty line, economic and social inequality is a major problem (). The Philippines has one of the highest rates of income inequality in the world (). Educational and basic welfare programs are also affected by the growing disparity between the Philippines ' richest and poorest citizens. The cycle of poverty shows that the poor are those at the bottom of the class hierarchy. This means that their income, their occupational opportunities, and their educational achievement are all at the lowest levels. These factors have devastating effects on all aspects of social life
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