|A situation in which someone lacks the money to pay for the food, clothing and housing necessary to maintain a healthy way of life.
|A social position which individuals are able to gain through, for example, hard work and/or educational qualifications.
|Being prejudiced against people because of their age.
|A position or social standing given to an individual on the basis of inherited characteristics.
|A rigid system of stratification in which an individual cannot move from the caste into which they are born.
|Cycle of deprivation.
|A social process which may lead the children of poor parents to suffer poverty when adults.
|The proposition that members of the working class develop middle-class attitudes and patters of behavior as they become more affluent.
|Deprivation experienced in neighborhoods that are ugly, dirty, unsafe and which lack adequate services and amenities.
|Treating people unfairly because of their gender.
|The informal barrier that makes it difficult for women to achieve high-level positions at work.
|The money received by an individual in a period of time, for example, wages or interest on savings.
|Occurs when the everyday practices and procedures of an organisation for example the police, lead to discrimination against ethnic groups either intentionally or unintentionally.
|The changes that section of society have of achieving the things which are valued by their society.
|The way in which members of a group use their resources. Lifestyles will reflect the attitudes of priorities of the group.
|The section of society composed of people engaged in non-manual work and professional work.
|The particular difficulties that the poor may experience in, for example, finding a job that pays more than is received from benefits.
|The proposition that many non-manual jobs in a modern economy put their workers in situations very similar to that of the manual factory worker.
|Treating people unfairly because of their ethnicity.
|Attitudes to and beliefs about race which usually involve negative stereotypes of another race and lead to discrimination against people of that race.
|Felt when people compare their own situation to that of others whom they believe to be unfairly better off.
|A situation in which someone cannot afford to possess the kind of things and participate in the kind of activities considered by members of their society to be a normal part of life.
|Being prejudiced against people because of their gender.
|A form of stratification in which a section of the society has no rights. Individuals in this section of society are items of property which can be bought and sold.
|When people are unable, or feel unable to play a full part in society. This may be owing to the lack of material resources, discrimination by others or a sense that the rest of society neither wants or accepts them.
|The class in which an individual places themselves.
|An organisation established by employees to protect their economic interests.
|The group of people at the very bottom of the social structure who either by their economic situation or culture, are cut off from the rest of society.
|The assets owned by an individual (e.g. house, savings, a business).
|The section of society composed of people engaged in manual work.