Social Mobility

Social Mobility

Social Mobility, the degree to which people in a society can move along the social scale

Social mobility has come to be associated with a stratified order, but it could refer to any movement between positions in society, horizontally as well as vertically, and over time. The positions are usually identified as economic or geographic. It has proved convenient to confine it to move within an occupational or class hierarchy, though some studies take into account mobility over three or more generations. A distinction between the social mobility of groups and individuals is also drawn in literature. Thus some […]