Now in its third edition, Understanding Social Inequality examines the full scope of inequality in Canada today. Divided into two parts, the text opens with an introduction to theories of class, gender, age, ethnicity, and race that are used to examine inequality. The second part shifts fromtheories to instances and outcomes of inequality, presented in case studies and in examples drawn from Canadian literature. The two-part structure provides students with a context for forming their own conclusions about why social inequality remains prevalent and what must be done to reverseinequalities in class, gender, age, and race. This third edition has been updated with the latest research and data and offers new coverage of current topics in the field, such as sexual orientation and disability. Helping students better understand the Canadian experience in relation to other countries, it also introduces a global perspectivevia a new box feature as well as figures that highlight trends in inequality across the world. These new features help readers develop a more current and comprehensive understanding of social stratification.