social mobility

social mobility

Dictionary of sociology. 2013.

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  • social mobility — mobility (def. 2). [1925 30] * * *       movement of individuals, families, or groups through a system of social hierarchy or stratification. If such mobility involves a change in position, especially in occupation, but no change in social class …   Universalium

  • social mobility — mobility (def. 2). [1925 30] * * * social mobility noun The upward or downward movement of an individual or group within a social hierarchy • • • Main Entry: ↑social * * * social mobility UK US noun [uncountable] the ability to move easily from a …   Useful english dictionary

  • Social mobility — Sociology …   Wikipedia

  • social mobility — social mo bility noun uncount the ability to move easily from a lower social class to a higher one …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • social mobility — noun The degree to which, in a given society, an individuals, familys, or groups social status can change throughout the course of their life through a system of social hierarchy or stratification. See Also: economic mobility …   Wiktionary

  • social mobility — so′cial mobil′ity n. soc mobility 2) • Etymology: 1925–30 …   From formal English to slang

  • social mobility — UK / US noun [uncountable] the ability to move easily from a lower social class to a higher one …   English dictionary

  • social mobility — being able to move from place to place, ability to change positions …   English contemporary dictionary

  • social mobility — /soʊʃəl moʊˈbɪləti/ (say sohshuhl moh biluhtee) noun the movement of individuals or groups from one socio economic grouping to another of higher status, or the ability or potential for such movement …  

  • Social class in American history — Social class has been an important theme for historians of the United States for over 100 years. Colonial periodHistorians in recent decades have explored in microscopic detail the process of settling the new country and creating the social… …   Wikipedia

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