BTEC National Diploma in Health and Social Care
Assignment 1, Unit 19
In this assignment I will be explaining the concept of an unequal society, be describing social inequalities that exist in society, also I will be discussing the impact of social inequalities on groups in society. Finally I will evaluate the impact of social inequalities in society.
We live in a society that is very unequal, in a way that people get treated differently depending on their social class, race or gender. Social inequality means the situation in which individual groups in a society do not have equal social status, social class or social circle. Clear boundaries in society are made that prevents individuals from reaching equal status regardless of their work. This is called social mobility. Social mobility is the ability to move up or down the social scale for example the daughter of an unskilled worker is successful at college, this leads her to university, then she is qualified as a professional social worker. She has made a success of her life and earns vastly more than her parents did. Inequality emerges with each and every interaction, this is because individuals possess qualities which may be better or worse than others, this includes intelligence and beauty, we choose to compare ourselves with others. The uks professions are doctors, lawyers, teachers and armed services, they make an enormous contribution to our society and are also central to our economic future. One of many restrictions of an unequal society is the military. Women aren’t allowed to serve on the front line, more jobs are open to woman than 20 years ago but most positions will still remain exclusive to men. This is unequal in society and discrimination against gender as men don’t think women have the physical /emotional ability to do the job w...