Examples of inequality in the following topics:

 Sociologists study many types of inequality, including economic inequality, racial/ethnic inequality, and gender inequality.
 Sociology has a long history of studying stratification and teaching about various kinds of inequality, including economic inequality, racial/ethnic inequality, gender inequality, and other types of inequality.
 Although inequality is everywhere, there are many controversies and questions about inequality that sociologists are interested in, such as where did inequality come from?
 Do we justify inequality?
 Can we eliminate inequality?

 Sociology has a long history of studying stratification and teaching about various kinds of inequality, including economic inequality, racial/ethnic inequality, gender inequality, and other types of inequality.
 Although inequality is everywhere, there are many controversies and questions about inequality that sociologists are interested in such as where did inequality come from?
 Do we justify inequality?
 Can we eliminate inequality?
 We end with consequences of inequality and theories explaining global inequality.

 Social theorists think differently about global inequality based on their sociological perspective.
 Marxists, by contrast, see global inequality as indicative of exploitation and consider it a detriment to society.
 Whatever sociological theory one adopts to explain the existence of inequality, not all theorists consider inequality to be a problem that needs correction.
 Those who evaluate global inequality and consider it to violate human rights may advocate for solutions to inequality using the language of social justice.
 Protestors at Occupy Wall Street adhere to the position that income inequality is a detriment to society.

 The term typically refers to inequality among individuals and groups within a society, but can also refer to inequality among countries.
 Acknowledged factors that impact economic inequality include, but are not limited to:
 The gap in wages produces inequality between different types of workers.
 Apart from marketdriven factors that affect wage inequality, government sponsored initiatives can also increase or decrease inequality.
 Typical government initiatives to reduce economic inequality include:

 3) How does a functionalist understand inequality?
 How does a conflict theorist understand inequality?
 4) If our actions and behaviors mostly reproduce the condition in which we live, how can we change inequality?
 5) What can be done to lessen the negative effects of inequality on people's lives?

 The interactionist perspective on social inequality focuses on the way that microinteractions maintain structural inequality.
 The interactionist perspective on inequality focuses on how microinteractions reflect and create unequal power dynamics.
 When considering larger systems of inequality, interactionists look at the inequality between social roles.
 The interactionist perspective on inequality looks at how certain social roles have more power, or authority, than others.
 Design a scenario which illustrates the interactionist perspective on inequality in action

 The conflict perspective views the family as a vehicle to maintain patriarchy (gender inequality) and social inequality in society.
 The Conflict perspective refers to the inequalities that exist in all societies globally.
 According to conflict theorists, the family works toward the continuance of social inequality within a society by maintaining and reinforcing the status quo.
 The traditional family form in most cultures is patriarchal, contributing to inequality between the sexes.
 According to conflict theorists, the family works toward the continuance of social inequality within a society by maintaining and reinforcing the status quo.

 Marketoriented theories of inequality argue that supply and demand will regulate prices and wages and stabilize inequality.
 Marketoriented theories of inequality are focused on the laws of the free market.
 Considering inequality, marketoriented theories claim that if left to the freemarket, all products and services will reach equilibrium, and price stability will reduce inequality.
 Thus, the status of agricultural laborers will rise, and inequality will be reduced.
 Generally, marketoriented theories hold that when supply of labor and goods meets demand, the economic order will reach equilibrium, and inequality will either be nonexistent or will be stable.

 In Lenski's view, inequality is a natural product of societal development.
 In sociologist Gerhard Lenski's view, inequality is a product of societal development.
 The origins of inequality can be found in the transition from hunter/gatherer societies to horticultural/pastoralist societies.
 According to Lenski, this means that such societies do not exhibit inequality.
 Paraphrase the process which led to inequality, according to the Gehard Lenski's theory, including different levels of society

 Current research indicates, however, that global inequality peaked around 1970.
 Since 1970, global inequality has decreased.
 Even though global inequality has decreased in recent decades, inequality is persistent and shows no signs of disappearing.
 Sociologists who study global inequality have proposed social reproduction theory as one way to explain the persistence of inequality.
 Global inequality remained persistent but had decreased somewhat.