DescriptionofSocialStratification - Description of Social Stratification 1.1 Gender stratification refers to the inequality in society based on

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Description of Social Stratification 1.1 “Gender stratification refers to the inequality in society based on gender” (Blackwell) 1.2 I believe that there is a fairly large amount of gender stratification in the workplace. Using AAUW, I found that men still make more money than women even if they are equally trained and educated for the job. Not only this, but it is also easier for men to get a job than it is for women (AAUW). The gender pay gap also gets larger for the higher levels of education (AAUW). 1.3 We have improved a tiny bit, women earn up to 80% of what men make, this gives us a 20% pay gap (AAUW). It used to be significantly larger, not saying that it is acceptable, but at least we are improving. There hasn’t been a significant annual change in the pay gap since about 2007. Not only this, but the gap has narrowed so much since the 1970s largely due to the fact that men’s wages have rised at a much slower rate, women’s workforce participation, and our progress in education. 2. Description of Social Institution ( I will choose education because I feel like it kind of relates to the topic of social stratification that I chose above, also I strongly believe that education is important.) 2.1 “A social institution is defined as a collection of individuals banded together in pursuit of a common purpose.” I believe that education is important to our modern day society because any form of school, whether that is high school, elementary school, middle school, but mostly college, gives our country’s students an opportunity to get a higher level of education to further their knowledge and give them unlimited opportunities. College gives the people of our country an opportunity to become more
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