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Definition of Global Inequality

(noun) When resources are limited to a few core nations and a wealthy minority of corporations or individuals.

Global Inequality Pronunciation

Pronunciation Usage Guide

Syllabification: glob·al in·e·qual·i·ty

Audio Pronunciation

– American English
– British English

Phonetic Spelling

  • American English – /glOH-buhl in-i-kwAHl-uh-tee/
  • British English – /glOH-buhl in-i-kwOl-i-tee/

International Phonetic Alphabet

  • American English – /ˈgloʊbəl ˌɪnɪˈkwɑləti/
  • British English – /ˈgləʊbəl ˌɪni(ː)ˈkwɒlɪti/

Usage Note

  • Plural: global inequalities

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Works Consulted

Brym, Robert J., and John Lie. 2007. Sociology: Your Compass for a New World. 3rd ed. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.

Ferrante, Joan. 2011. Sociology: A Global Perspective. 7th ed. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.

Griffiths, Heather, Nathan Keirns, Eric Strayer, Susan Cody-Rydzewski, Gail Scaramuzzo, Tommy Sadler, Sally Vyain, Jeff Bry, Faye Jones. 2016. Introduction to Sociology 2e. Houston, TX: OpenStax.

Kimmel, Michael S., and Amy Aronson. 2012. Sociology Now. Boston: Allyn & Bacon.

Wikipedia contributors. (N.d.) Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikimedia Foundation. (https://en.wikipedia.org/).

Cite the Definition of Global Inequality

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “global inequality.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved June 18, 2024 (https://sociologydictionary.org/global-inequality/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

global inequality. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/global-inequality/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “global inequality.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed June 18, 2024. https://sociologydictionary.org/global-inequality/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“global inequality.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 18 Jun. 2024. <https://sociologydictionary.org/global-inequality/>.