Why do some analysts (especially those guided by the social-conflict approach) d


Why do some analysts (especially those guided by the social-conflict approach) describe the family as a system that perpetuates social inequality? Consider (a) class stratification, (b) gender stratification, and (c) racial and ethnic stratification. Does family encourage or discourage meritocracy? Why? Can you imagine a family form that would not play a part in supporting social inequality? Explain.


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