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How is Social Inequality Different from the Inequality of Individuals? - Sociology

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How is social inequality different from the inequality of individuals?

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Individual inequality refers to destructiveness and variations among individuals in their psychological and physical characteristics.

Social inequality refers to a social system where some people are getting the opportunity to make use of the resources and others are not. Some people are at a higher level in terms of wealth, education, health and status while others are at the lowest level. Social inequality gets manifested in the following forms:-

  • Social stratification
  • Prejudices
  • Stereotypes
  • Discrimination
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NCERT Class 12 Sociology - Indian Society
Chapter 5 Patterns of Social Inequality and Exclus
Exercise | Q 1 | Page 111
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