4 Soc Inequality Past Mini Questions

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Paper 2 Topic 4
Social Inequality

n.b. The reason there are two questions for each year before 2010 is that there used to be two sections in the old syllabus (Social Stratification and Poverty).
These have been combined in the new syllabus.

June 2011 Paper 2
Either:
Discuss how far sociologists would agree that there is still a working class in Britain.
Or:
Discuss how far sociologists would agree that the causes of poverty lie in the attitudes and the values of the poor themselves.

Jan 2011 Paper 2
Either:
Discuss how far sociologists would agree that improving access to high-quality education is the most effective way to increase upward social mobility. Or:
Discuss how far sociologists would agree that the growth of the underclass has led to an increasing number of social problems in Britain today. 2011 Specimen exam paper 2
Either:
Discuss how far sociologists would agree that ethnic inequality is the most important cause of social division in modern Britain.
Or:
Discuss how far sociologists would agree that children born into poverty will grow up to be poor throughout their lives.

Revision book Question 1
Either:
Discuss how far sociologists would agree that modern Britain is a meritocratic society.
Or:
Discuss how far sociologists would agree that inequality based on ethnicity is a more significant cause of social division than social class in modern Britain.

Revision book Question 2
Either:
Discuss how far sociologists would agree that
Britain is now a classless society.
Or:
Discuss how far sociologists would agree that long term employment is the most significant cause of poverty in Britain today.

2010
To what extent would sociologists agree that dependency on welfare benefits is the main reason why some individuals continue to stay in poverty?

2010
To what extent would sociologists agree that ethnic group inequality is still a significant form of inequality in modern
Britain?

2009
To what extent would

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