Sociological Approaches To Social Inequality

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“Present at least two different sociological approaches to social inequality and discuss these approaches with reference to a concrete problem area of contemporary relevance”. This essay examines the sociology regarding gender inequality, more precisely the problem area; working-women are in the lowest-wage jobs and make less than men working the same job, although there is a decrease in the wage gap in industrialized countries. Seen as unequal to men, due to the norm that women in history have taken care of the household and men have provided by working. Even though several countries have been headed by a woman (Denmark, Germany) women do not share the same job positions as men on a global scale. Men is seen as the higher class, better skilled to work as CEO’s, world leaders and other premier jobs. Gender is a very important measurement of social inequality, though the classical sociologists did not mention it until late 1900. In the world of sociology, the distinction between sex and gender is made. Sex being the different characters, physical ascription, chromosomes society use to assign people in the category of either male or female. Gender is used as a concept to describe how society determines categories such as the cultural roles of men and women, how identities of being a man, woman, transgender and other gender positions , as individuals, are understood. It also involves what society sees as more appropriate for one sex over the other, such as social norms,
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