social mobility

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social mobility

the process of moving upward or downward in the social hierarchy.
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In contrast, we find that Inner London has the lowest rate of absolute upward mobility of all 19 regions of the UK, and the highest regional rate of downward mobility.
The researchers note that the counties that are associated with greater upward mobility and higher income are often more expensive to live in, especially in large, segregated commuting zones.
The upward mobility story, the American dream, is really central to our notions of a successful life.
Recognizing that every child, no matter where she is born, should have an opportunity to succeed, in April the White House Rural Council launched " Rural Impact", a cross-agency effort to combat poverty and improve upward mobility in rural and tribal places.
Over the past four decades the experience of upward mobility has become less common, and going down the social ladder has become more common.
Education 1st, health 4th, wages 3rd, upward mobility 4th, nest egg for retirement 5th, personal income 3rd, debt 5th, best hospitals 1st, crime 2nd, divorce rate 8th, life expectancy 5th, child death rate 4th, obesity rate 2nd, pollution 5th, teen birth rate 3rd, tolerance toward others 18th.
As might be expected, the rates of upward mobility using the URM are somewhat higher than for the UTP.
Fortunately, America may be able to get back in the upward mobility game by paying greater attention to another phenomenon that struck Tocqueville about Americans in the 1830s: our propensity to join groups and volunteer our time for the public good.
The researchers found that proximity to middle-class areas in particular made intergenerational upward mobility likelier; a strong K-12 school system, higher test scores and lower dropout rates also helped; and, "some of the strongest predictors of upward mobility are correlates of social capital and family structure.
provides exceptional opportunities for upward mobility is a myth, a new study has shown.
It is a fact: The better educated a person is, the better her chances of upward mobility.