Distinguish between ascribed and achieved status


It is a type of status that we inherit by birth. We do not have to do anything special or become famous to get that status. For example, If you are a boy then you will be give more privileges in society. 


An achieved status on the other hand is something that that comes to you because you earned it. It is something that you have earned because of your actions. For example, winning a gold medal in Olympics would bring prestige in the eyes of other members towards you.

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Ascribed status is status which is achieved by birth and cannot be changed. For eg caste, religion

Achieved status is status which is achieved through lifetime and it changes time to time.
For eg class
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