Sociological Report.

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Sociological ReportSociological Report onNorthern IrelandNameSubmitted toDate1
Sociological ReportAbstractSociety is made up of many types of individuals that are categorised according to what they havein common.Demographic datais the information collected on these groups. It is collected bygovernment agencies (i.e. The Office of National Statistics, Northern Ireland Statistics andResearch Agency) in the form of the Census (this happens every 10 years) and the GeneralLifestyle Survey. Data is collected about the makeup of society, in other words whatsocialgroupsthere are, who they are made up of, what they do in terms ofhow they access healthservices, where they live, what they do in leisure time amongst other things.2
Sociological ReportTable of ContentsAbstract............................................................................................................................................1Introduction......................................................................................................................................3A.Current social, political and economic construction of Northern Irish Society...................3Social Stratification.................................................................................................................3Symbol for social stratification................................................................................................4Political Construction..............................................................................................................4Economic Construction...........................................................................................................4B.Societal change.....................................................................................................................5Demographic............................................................................................................................5Employment.............................................................................................................................5Education.................................................................................................................................6Income.....................................................................................................................................6Family and households............................................................................................................7Healthcare and social care...........................................................................................................8Age, gender and disability are socially constructed....................................................................9Age...........................................................................................................................................9Gender....................................................................................................................................10Disability................................................................................................................................12Health and Social Issues in Northern Ireland............................................................................12References......................................................................................................................................133
Sociological ReportIntroductionA.Current social, political and economic construction of Northern Irish SocietyInmodern societythere are alsopolitical and economic constructs. Examples of these arecalled‘systems of stratification’or the systems that we use to understand people’s ‘place’ insociety. We categorise, or differentiate from each other and thus show who has power, usingcategories such as age, gender, ethnicity, social class and disability. Members of each layer of‘stratum’ (singular ‘strat’) will have a common identity and culture as well as similar interests,lifestyles and usually,life chances.Social StratificationThe Irish believe that their culture has been initiated from the egalitarianism, informality andreciprocity of their neighbors. The pressures engendered by class relations are seen to alleviateowing to the mentioned characteristics. The society of Northern Ireland does not comprise of therigid class structure whereas the economic and social class distinctions are seen to exist andreproduced using the religious and educational institutions. The Anglo-Irish and old Britisharistocracy is present in a small proportionate with less power with their replacements beingmade by the sports and arts world. The social classes are grouped on the basis of wealth, size oflandholding and capital and are discussed in terms of middle and working classes and gentrywith occupations like farmers etc.Most of the people have chosen to refer themselves as Northern Irish. It has been seen that theNorthern Irish Identity offers a shared identification for Protestants and Catholics withoutthreatening the ideological and political commitments of either of the groups.(Crotty, W. J., &Schmitt, D. A., 2014).This development can be significant keeping the social identity in mind.4
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