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Identify factors that contribute to the equality of individuals in society

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  • Submitted: 09/03/2012
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P1 identify factors that contribute to the equality of individuals in society

Social factors

Ethnicity - belonging to a group that shares the same characteristics, such as country of origin, language, religion, ancestry and culture. Ethnicity is a matter of biological and historical fact and is not changed by the culture in which a person grows up. This links to the equality of individuals in the society because we are all living with each other and tolerating each other in such ways that have accepted each other for who we are.

Culture - describes what people develop to enable them to adapt to their world, such as language, gestures, tools to enable them to survive and prosper, customs and traditions that define values and organise social interactions, religious beliefs and rituals, and dress, art, and music to make symbolic and aesthetic expressions. Culture is linked to equality and society because we are all living with each other and have accepted their culture.

Social class - This is the recognition of social alliance based on how wealthy you are which will determine how much power you have. How well you are educated and where you

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