Meaning of Inequality

What is Inequality:

Inequality means inequality or lack of equity. It is a term used especially in Latin America and is associated with a situation of inequality that generates injustice.

Social inequality

Social inequity represents a difference between the groups or classes that make up a society. The inequality of opportunities to access goods and services such as housing, education or health is pointed out as one of the causes but also as one of the consequences of this situation.

There is talk of discrimination when a person is treated differently depending on the group to which he belongs.

See also Discrimination.

In some cultures, there are caste systems in which individuals are clearly differentiated based on the group to which they belong.

In the so-called Western civilization we speak of groups or social classes, which indicates the existence of some type of social inequity.

Differences at the social level are in many cases determined by economic and cultural aspects, but also by issues, in others, racial, religious or origin.

See also 8 examples of social injustice in the world.

Gender inequality

Gender inequality encompasses various aspects of the treatment given to a person within a society depending on their gender.

This type of differentiation is usually defined by the role that in a certain culture is given to a person based on their gender.

In this sense, we can speak of patriarchy or matriarchy when the role of dominance and government in a society falls on the figure of man or woman, respectively.

One of the places where gender inequality is most talked about is the professional sphere. It is common to speak of gender inequality, for example, to refer to the differences in access to certain positions and the salary differences that exist within the same job.

Many of these issues are related to stereotypes and preconceptions about the abilities and attitudes of a person depending on their gender.

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