MTQ3 - According to the functionalist argument inequality...

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According to the functionalist argument, inequality and stratification exist because it is a necessary function in society. This means that certain necessary, albeit unpleasant and non- prestigious, roles in society must be filled—roles such as trash collecting, cashiering, etc. Of course, prestigious roles such as doctor or lawyer must also be filled. Society as a whole would cease to function unless labor reserves exist for both these kinds of jobs. Though both of these kinds of jobs are essential, some are considered more highly ranked than others. The so-called highly ranked jobs are those that are most important for society and require the most amount of skill to perform. Jobs of this nature tend to be more difficult to fill, especially considering the amount of talent it takes to do them, but more importantly, the training process one must go through to be qualified for them. To motivate people to enter into these very important roles, a system of reward has emerged. According to Davis and Moore, society subconsciously attributes
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