In sociology, Social Stratification is a theory involving the “classification of people into groups based on shared socio-economic conditions … this means society divides people into group related to economic, social, political and ideological dimensions.”
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When differences lead to greater status, power or privilege for some groups over the other it is called Social Stratification. It is a system by which society ranks categories of people in a hierarchy.
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Social stratification is based on four basic principles:
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(1) Social stratification is a trait of society, not simply a reflection of individual differences;
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(2) Social stratification carries over from generation to generation;
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(3) Social stratification is universal but variable;
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(4) Social stratification involves not just inequality but beliefs as well.
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(Source: Wikipdeia)
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Personal Stories of Social Stratification