What Is Social Inequality in Sociology? - Definition, Effects & Causes


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Children from poor families are how many times more likely to die from disease, accidents, neglect, or violence during the first year of life when compared to those children born to wealthy families?

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1. The wealthy tend to be more _____ on social issues, but more _____ on economic issues.

2. Sociologists do not distinguish between income and wealth.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are various causes of social inequality that can have a dramatic impact on individuals, along with society as a whole. The worksheet and quiz for this lesson will help you to better understand the issues relating to social inequality.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These lesson resources test you on:

  • Children in poverty
  • Trends related to the wealthy
  • Sociologists' work on income and wealth
  • Reasons for unemployment
  • Financial earnings

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will assess the following skills:

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about unemployment
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related social inequality lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding investment and work earnings

Additional Learning

Learn all about social inequality by reviewing the corresponding lesson, What Is Social Inequality in Sociology? Definition, Effects & Causes. The following objectives will be addressed in detail:

  • Know the attributes of children living in poor families
  • Distinguish the views on social and economic issues of the wealthy and poor
  • Understand the reasons for unemployment
  • Differentiate various types of finances
  • Identify the effects of social inequality