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It depends on birth.
(1) It depends on social circumstances.
It is closed group.
(2) It is an open system.
There are rigid rules regarding marriage, eating-habits, etc.
(3) Class has no rigidity.
Caste system is a permanent/ stable system.
(4) It is less stable than caste
It is not prodemocracy
(5) It is not an obstacle for democracy and nationalism.
STATUS AND ROLE
(1) Ascribed Status
This depends on birth and it is granted without any struggle.
Following are the bases of ascribed status:-
(2) Achieved Status
The posts or levels/places achieved by the person on the basis of personal merits or qualifications is called achieved status:-
(e) Political authority.
Status describes an individual’s position in a group or society. Since individuals belong to more than one group, they have many different statuses. Statuses can be ascribed — given to an individual regardless of his or her abilities — or achieved — gained through the individual’s talent, effort, or accomplishments.