Children usually have more ascribed statuses than adults, since they do not usually have a choice in most matters. This ascribed status will remain with the individual forever, bringing with it all the good and bad stereotypes that are linked with social positions. An ascribed status is a position that one holds in a society that is obtained involuntarily or by merely being born. Try refreshing the page, or contact customer support. Create an account to start this course today. Ascribed statuses exist all over the world, and are not particular to any one culture. Services. Sciences, Culinary Arts and Personal Status is typical of the vertical stratification as mentioned by sociology experts―the positioning of the members of society in a vertical manner according to the resources they own, the power they have, and their lineage. Achieved status is largely determined by one's abilities, skills, and life choices. Be it unintentionally or otherwise, we often judge a person based on his social position. As a part of the society, we have many statuses attached to us, these may be acquired/ achieved- such as education, economic status, one’s occupational status-or it may be ascribed, something given to us by birth- ethnicity, race, caste, sex. Copyright © Opinion Front & Buzzle.com, Inc.