Social inequality

uneven distribution of resources in a society

Social inequality happens when resources in a society are given out unevenly. This can be because of gender, sexuality, race, income, legal status and education level. Social inequality usually talks about the lack of equality of outcome and the lack of equality of access to opportunity.[1] The social rights include labor market, the source of income, health care, and freedom of speech, education, political representation, and participation.[2]


  1. Caves, R. W. (2004). Encyclopedia of the City. Routledge. ISBN 9780415252256.
  2. Wade, Robert H. (2014). "The Piketty phenomenon and the future of inequality" (PDF). Real World Economics Review (69–7): 2–17. Retrieved 26 June 2017.