(noun) A system of inequality based on ranking people or groups based on power, prestige, and wealth.
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- Plural: stratifications
- The terms stratification and social stratification are used interchangeably in a sociological context.
- A society that has stratification is called a stratified society.
- Word origin of “stratification” – Online Etymology Dictionary: etymonline.com
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- age stratification theory
- Davis-Moore thesis
- egalitarian society
- global stratification
- rank society
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