Status set

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An example of a status set

A status set is a collection of social statuses that an individual holds. A person may have status of a daughter, wife, mother, student, worker, church member and a citizen.

The term "status set" was coined by Robert K. Merton in 1957. He made a clear distinction between a "role set" and a "status set".[1]

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  1. ^ Robert K. Merton "On social structure and science" ISBN 0-226-52071-4, page 113