Social Inequality In Tracy Kidder's Mountains Beyond Mountains By Tracy Kidder

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The concept of social inequality tackles the existence of unequal opportunities for people of different status and positions in the society. While it normal to have a form of stratification in the society, there are situations that remain dire and need urgent intervention to try and bring about a balance. There are various dimensions of social inequality including income, wealth, power, and ethnicity. Social inequality has adverse effects on citizens of a particular nation especially on the quality of life due to unequal access to important social amenities. In Tracy Kidder’s Mountains Beyond Mountains, the author has a particular focus on several aspects of life in Haiti. While the book covers on several thematic concerns, the issue of social inequality takes a major portion of the author’s attention. Particularly, Mountains Beyond Mountains highlights the economic inequality and disparate provision of healthcare services in Haiti, its impacts on the affected people and the possible solutions to this social inequality.
To begin with, distribution of wealth is one aspect of social inequality that is widespread in Haiti. The incongruent access to wealth in the country is due to the activities of the elite members of the society that have a trickle-down effect to the oppressed and vulnerable populations of the country. The influential members of the society acquire power and amass resources through underhand means as their poor counterparts suffer in abject poverty. This trend

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