However, the paper accentuates the structural functionalism that explores the social phenomenon. Structural functionalism considers the society as a system that has interconnected parts working together, for example, how the human body works all parts work in coordination. The idea is working towards stability in that when one part fails the whole system collapses because of dysfunction. Likewise, a state of equilibrium arises when all parts work together.
The structural functionalism perspective explains social problems in the society. A good example is why poverty exists. Poverty, in this case, represents the have not and the function perspective that poverty affects individuals differently. Poverty allows the creation of employment where those who have in the society employ those who do not have sous to create stability. Therefore, without poverty, no one will serve the other in the society. The presence of poverty regulates the unique set of the economy in the society (Lenhard and Johannes 102). The other example of why poverty exists is that it boosts the morale of other wealthy classes comprising the wealthy and middle-class populace. Whenever they feel down, they look at the poor and get encouraged to escape depression and stress. Therefore, poverty acts as a source of medication in the society. The existence of poverty also stimulates individuals in the society to work hard when they observe people living in slums and desperation. Besides, poverty facilitates people to improve productivity to overcome difficult conditions to attain life goals (Wellstead, Adam, and Howlett 55). Moreover, poverty creates a balance in the society and facilitates the formulation and provision of essential services. If everyone in the society is rich, no one can serve the other, and some functions in the society would fail, for example, no one will desire to work making life unbearable.