The conflict theory ideates on the social stratification of society being one of the fundamental reasons of the consistent existence of poverty and inequality. This theory is legitimate as the classification of people based on their income level, economic status, social status, position in the society, etc. makes them to be denied from being given the rightful place of being non-poor and equal rights of opportunity (Kemper, 1976). The right of opportunity is one such aspect that makes the poor feel unequal as they are denied the right to avail the opportunity to progress, as it is provided freely to the higher economic class of people. This fuels more poverty and inequality. The functionalist approach agrees with the conflict theory in terms of the acceptance of the existence of different classes of people in society, but they differ in the impacts of such condition. The functionalist approach seems to show that poor class in a way serves the rich directly or indirectly. This is different to that of the conflict theory about the dysfunctional class system and the root of poverty and inequality (Bishop, 2010).