Global Stratification and Inequality
Why is it important to understand and be aware of global stratification? Make a list of specific issues that are related to
global stratification. For inspiration, turn on a news channel or read the newspaper. Next, choose a topic from your list,
and look at it more closely. Who is affected by this issue? How is the issue specifically related to global stratification?
Compare a family that lives in a grass hut in Ethiopia to an American family living in a trailer home in the Unites
States. Assuming both exist at or below the poverty levels established by their country, how are the families’ lifestyles and
economic situations similar and how are they different?