Briefly describe some of the characteristics of social inequality in Canadian society. Compare (similarities) and contrast (differences) the structural-functionalist and conflict theorist explanations of social inequality in society. Why does social inequality exist according to each theory? What purposes does social inequality serve in society, if any? What are the consequences of social inequality in society, including gender, race, ethnicity, poverty, and education? How can we address the problems that stem from social inequality – or should we even try?
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