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Social Mobility

The movement of individuals, families and groups from one social position or class to another.

(“Social Mobility”. The Canadian Encyclopedia. From
http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=A1ARTA0007526.)

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Social mobility is the degree to which, in a given society, an individual's, family's, or group's social status can change throughout the course of their life through a system of social hierarchy or stratification. Subsequently, it is also the degree to which that individual's or group's descendants move up and down the class system. The degree to which an individual can move through their system can be based on attributes and achievements or factors beyond their control.
     
Social Mobility

The movement of individuals, families and groups from one social position or class to another.

(“Social Mobility”. The Canadian Encyclopedia. From
http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=A1ARTA0007526.)

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Social mobility is the degree to which, in a given society, an individual's, family's, or group's social status can change throughout the course of their life through a system of social hierarchy or stratification. Subsequently, it is also the degree to which that individual's or group's descendants move up and down the class system. The degree to which an individual can move through their system can be based on attributes and achievements or factors beyond their control.

Approved for glossaryposting by Ben Eisen on January 2, 2011


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