Social Inequality of Opportunity: In Context of Persons with Disabilities

  • Sandeep Pandey Research Scholar (Ph.D.) Department of Sociology D.A.V. College, Kanpur C.S.J.M. University, Kanpur
Keywords: Social Inequality, Opportunity, Disability, Income, Gender.


Even every one have right to live but inequality makes it different on every stage. Some people got most of opportunities in their life and some one devoid from this. May be it all depends on our physical appearance but every society has unequal opportunities. These unequal opportunities are caused by some circumstances as birth, gender, family status, income, ethnicity etc. In society, social inequalities of opportunities for persons with disabilities are manifest their welfare and standards of living. It also shows the personal and social relations between general people and them. We blame to disabled persons for their situation and imagine that either they have not enough capability or do not have painstaking for the improvement of their status. While its opposite, we do not give them an opportunity to prove their abilities and do not consider their invisible contributions in society. We must think that everyone should have an equal opportunity to reach a basic standard of living. The main aim of this paper is to explore and examine the inequalities of opportunities which are based on employment and income, caste and gender. These social inequalities are directly associated with persons with disabilities and their living status.  


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