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Inquilinos
Social status is often associated with clothing and possessions. Compare the foreman with a horse and high hat with the inquilino in picture. Image from 19th century rural Chile.

In sociology or anthropology, social status is the honor or rank of one's position in society. People earn social status by their own work. This is call achieved status. Or, people can have a place in a social system by birth. This inherited position is called ascribed status.

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