Example: A highly esteemed professor at a prestigious institution that is paid well has status consistency; a highly esteemed professor at a prestigious school that is not paid well has status inconsistency.
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- Plural: status consistencies
- Coined by Gerhard Lenski (1924).
- In caste systems, an individual’s statuses are typically consistent but in class systems with social mobility statuses can be inconsistent.