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GCSE Sociology: Social Stratification 1

Key words for GCSE Sociology.

social
Social stratification is the way society is categorised into groups depending on different socioeconomic factors.
stratification
Social stratification is the way society is categorised into groups depending on different socioeconomic factors.
upper
Upper class is a social class in which power and wealth is inherited.
class
Upper class is a social class in which power and wealth is inherited.
middle
Middle class is a social class in which people have professional occupations.
working
Working class is a social class in which people have manual occupations.
aristocracy
The aristocracy is a social class of people who have hereditary titles which are usually linked to land.
ascribed
An ascribed status is when your social position has nothing do with your talents or deeds.
status
An ascribed status is when your social position has nothing do with your talents or deeds.
achieved
An achieved status is when you are in the position to earn from your talents or deeds.
life
Your life chances are your prospects for achieving success.
chances
Your life chances are your prospects for achieving success.
welfare
Welfare benefits are given by the state to those in need.
benefits
Welfare benefits are given by the state to those in need.
underclass
Underclass is the name give to people who are rejected by society for not conforming to norms.
class
Class struggle refers to the conflict between the upper class and those who work for them.
struggle
Class struggle refers to the conflict between the upper class and those who work for them.

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