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social differentiation

Definition

A concept associated with evolutionary theories of history and with structural functionalism. Societies are seen as moving from the simple to the complex via a process of social change based on structural differentiation.

Themes
  • social aspects, population
Groups
  • SOCIETY
Related terms
Broader
Other relations
Scope note

Scope note is not available.

Concept URL: http://www.eionet.europa.eu/gemet/concept/7791