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Class Stratification and Age
Class Stratification and Age
Background

Analysis of the structures, processes and consequences of the stratification of society by social class has been critical to the disciplinary focus of sociology since its inception. Early approaches held that the concept of class could also be used to explain other dimensions of inequality, including gender and age (Bradley, 1996). Today, an understanding of the unique aspects of these various forms of social inequality, as well as their intersection with each other, are considered equally necessary. Alongside this, is recognition of the social changes that have undermined the traditional class approaches suggesting that, whilst class relations continue to be of great importance in explaining social stratification, a new approach to class analysis may be necessary to ...

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