Social inequality means the difference in status, resources, income and power that exists within a society and between different societies. Such disparity results from socially defining characteristics such as gender, et... More »

Social inequality types identified in sociology consist of inequality of opportunities and inequality of conditions. These two types are consistent with each other, although inequality of conditions does not necessarily ... More »

In sociology, social divisions are categories such as class, race, gender and geographic location, that indicate differences in lifestyle and experience. Social divisions are closely tied with social inequality, because ... More »

Social order refers to the way in which a society is organized along with certain rules and standards that are set forth in order to maintain that organization. Within social sciences, social order refers to a set of con... More »

Social issues encompass issues that a small to representative group of people within a society disagree with or find undesirable. An example of a social issue, also known as a social problem, would be abortion. More »

Social equality is when certain goods and responsibilities are divided evenly across a society. Those goods can also be ideals, such as freedom. More »

Social stratification is a termed used to describe the separation of classes of people within a particular society. Stratification can be based on multiple factors. More »