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What are the advantages of social stratification?

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10/05/2012

There are few to no discernible advantages to social strata, excepting for the elite.

Advantages

  • Greater status and economical/political holding and clout for the elite
  • Simple society with no hypocrisy or confusions as to people's opinions of others' "places"

Disadvantages

  • Infringement upon civil rights, including even basic ones
  • Often inappropriate to some religious faiths and beliefs
  • Unfair division, especially that most common of basis on birth
  • Causes understandable tension and generally leads to often violent rebellion
  • Morally unacceptable