Cierra Dunken Professor Gunty SOC-220 9 February 2020 Social Inequality Worksheet- Child Abuse Social inequality is the existence of unequal favorable circumstances within a society. Social inequality is a big factor for the cause of child abuse. In a way some might believe that the relationship between a child and a parent alone can portray social inequality. For example, the parent has complete authority over their child until they are 18 years old. Even if a child wants to make their own choices, they legally can’t. Child abuse exists because most children cannot defend themselves when abuse occurs and ultimately the parent has the control. This explains how child abuse perpetuates social inequality in itself. On a macro level, A 2014 study found a strong connection between families with a higher income inequality issue are more likely to have child abuse in their home. In reality, people want to stop child abuse, but in order to do that there must be a decrease in poverty and income inequality (Ryan, 2014). Child abuse is more likely to
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