social mobility

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social mobility

the process of moving upward or downward in the social hierarchy.
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We are honored to recognize Brockett with the Suzanne Jenniches Upward Mobility Award," said Colleen Layman, president, SWE.
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.
have rates of upward mobility that favorably compare to the leading countries of Europe.
Early intervention in a child's life through quality elementary education is beneficial for upward mobility.
provides exceptional opportunities for upward mobility, these data show that parental wealth has an important role in shielding offspring from downward mobility and sustaining their upward mobility in the U.
Another native Little Rock restaurant is expanding, but with a different sort of upward mobility.
Having served for five years as director of communications at Heritage, Brookes cites a lack of upward mobility options as playing into her decision to move on.
By giving glassmakers real social status, upward mobility, and quality of life, Venice made them want to stay in the city.
During the latter period radical black unions emerged, and large integrated unions responded by opening leadership posts to moderate blacks and developing training and apprenticeship programs that gave some black workers upward mobility.