ranks with groups in system of inequality, creates and maintains those differences
definition of social stratification
hierarchy, inequality, power, purpose, system, ideology, (+/-)
social stratification components
slavery, caste, estate, class
systems of social stratification
age, sex/gender, race/ethnicity, ses, sexual orientation, physical ablebodieness
means of social stratification
1) free and no form of government
2) best opportunities for economic growth
3) assumes all nations will benefit from capitalism
4) blame low income nations for their poverty
market oriented theories
1) role of government
2) government provide cheap loans, tax, breaks, etc.
3) acts of repression
4) forces successful businesses to invest money where they want it
state centered theories
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