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Ascribed status

Ascribed status is a society position assigned to a person by society without regard for the person’s unique talents or characteristics.

Definition Two:

Ascribed status is a social position that is given at birth based on such characteristics as race or sex.


Ascribed status is a sociological term for describing a position in society given to someone automatically because of something he or she has inherited at birth (like skin colour or family background).

 

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