Social Institutions And Inequality In The United States

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Social Institutions and Inequality
When thinking about social institutions and how they shape society, it becomes clear that they have a very large role in maintaining inequality. The very nature of social institutions make them very hard to change and when an institution begins based on, or allowing for inequality, it can be extremely difficult for things to change.
For example, in the United States there is still a fair amount of gender inequality. This inequality appears most clearly in the form of the wage gap. In 2015, women working full-time made only 80 cents for every dollar earned by men. (Pay Equity, n.d.) There are a few reasons for this pay gap including the fact that women tend to choose lower paying jobs than men. The problem

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