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Identify the factors that contribute to diversity and influence the equality of individuals in society.

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Task three P3 Identify the factors that contribute to diversity and influence the equality of individuals in society. From the two case studies identify and explain ways in which the two families are different because of the effect of social class, financial ability, geographical location, family structure and ethnicity. Case Study One-Elizabeth Sixteen year old Elizabeth Dorkins lives with her mother, father and two little brothers in a leafy suburb in Kent. Their house is detached with a large garden. Elizabeth's mother is a school teacher at a local primary school and her father catches the train into London during week days where he works as a solicitor. Her grandparents live nearby. Elizabeth is in the sixth form at the all girls secondary school she attended. Case Study Two-Tola Tola Atolgi is fifteen years old and lives with his mother and little sister. They live in a highly populated area of London in a flat above a shop in the high street. Tola often has to look after his sister because his mother is at work. She works as a cashier in the local super market. His mother's parents are still live in Nigeria and he has only met them once when he was very small when his father was still alive. When he has finished year 11 Tola hopes to go on to the F.E. College. M2 Describe the effects of at least six factors on the equality of individuals in society. You need to be able to explain the effects of the following on individuals: social class, financial viability, family structure, geographical location, ethnicity, gender, age. Use the two different people in the case studies to help you. In this assignment I am going to discuss diversity and how it influences equality, by social class, family structure, financial ability, geographical location (where you live), ethnicity, gender and age. I am going to compare two case studies about Elizabeth and Tola.

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if a women and a man went on a interview for a job on construction working I believe that the man would more likely to get the job simply because he is a man and a lot of people believe in women working on construction sites. Age A lot of people are discriminated against because of their age. Peoples' age prevents them from getting employed, taking part in certain hobbies and experience certain life events such as marriage, divorce, leaving home, buying alcohol. Adolescents are discriminate against because of their age; they are treated unfairly because people tend to not give them a chance to prove themselves adolescents are stereotyped against and don't get a lot of respect reason being a lot of people describes them as being immature and inexperienced to carryout certain activities which in my opinion is not true because I believe that some adolescents are more experienced than most adults. I believe that is absolutely ludicrous that an adolescent is allowed to have sex and get married at the age of 16 but is not allowed to vote. Even the elderly get treated unfairly because of their age. Foe example even though the retire age is 65 if an 58 years old man or woman tried to get employed for a new job they are most likely to be rejected because of their age. This is because the retirement age is 65 and in my opinion some companies don't want to employ anyone who is only able to work with them for a short period of time( in this case seven years), when instead they could employ someone a lot younger and who is likely to be of longer assistance to them. Family structure Family is known to be a social group made up of people who are related to each. There are four different types of family * Extended family * Nuclear family * Lone-parent family * Reconstitution family Lone-parent a lone-parent family are dependent children who are led by a lone mother or lone father.

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Whereas, a middle class person would probably do the same but prefer to go to a public gym and carry out sports such as football and basketball. A higher class or middle class person would have easier access to health care than a lower class person. If a lower class person needed to see physiotherapy they would be lucky enough to get seen within three weeks, whereas, a higher class person would probably get seen to immediately or maybe the next day. And if the lower class person were to be seen the next day they would have to pay a tremendous amount of money. A lower class person would more prefer to eat junk for example, fish and chips, burgers and kebab. Whereas a lower or middle class person would have fruits and vegetable with cucumber salad with the crust cut off. They make sure that they eat five portions of fruit and vegetable a day. Parents of the higher class children receive better education than children of the lower class because parents of higher class mainly send their children to private schools where they are more likely to receive better education. They are also able to get better jobs and their parents have higher expectations of them when it comes to grades. On the other hand children whose parents are in the lower class are not always able to send their children to university and have lower expectations of their children when it comes to grades. It is also difficult for them to afford childminders so the parents sometimes have to stop working so that they can stay home with the children. Conclusion In conclusion I believe that diversity does cause inequality and causes people to be treated unfairly. Even though in society some people are treated as equals despite their diversity, in my opinion there is a higher percentage of people who are treated unfairly because of diversity. Reference * Web: national statistic.htm * N. Moonie, Y. Rolan, S. Lavers BTEC First caring ?? ?? ?? ?? 1 Zanele Porter- 13099- Lesley Davis- Health and Social Care BTEC 1st

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