functionalist perspective of social inequality

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A sociological viewpoint that argues that social inequality is necessary for the survival of any society or for any small or large organization. It is argued that without this inequality, division of labour would be difficult (not everyone can be team captain). It is also argued that to attract people to both the important and less important roles there must be variation in rewards that motivates individuals to make the effort needed to gain the top positions. Compare conflict perspective of social inequality.

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