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What is Social Stratification?

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Asked by Daph, Last updated: Jan 13, 2021

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Anika Nicole

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Answered Jul 15, 2020

The correct answer isA system in which people are divided into layers reflecting their relative wealth (property), power, and prestige.

Social stratification can also be grouped based on education, occupation, race, gender, and so on. Sociologists use the word "social stratification" to describe a person's social standing. Social stratification can be categorized into three social classes: the upper class, the middle class, and the lower-class. Social stratification occurs in a complex based, feudal, and polycentric society. There are two major views that explain social stratification:

  1. The "functionalist view" states that social stratification is necessary because of the need to induce people in society with knowledge and skills to pursue higher careers.
  2. The second view is the "conflict view," it says that social stratification occurs because of discrimination and also blocks opportunities in society.
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John Adney

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Answered Dec 05, 2016

A process in which people are divided into groups reflecting their relative wealth, and prestige
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John Smith

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Answered Nov 07, 2016

A system in which people are divided into layers reflecting their relative wealth (property), power, and prestige
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