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social mobility

noun as in upward mobility

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Example Sentences

While all generations have been affected by the crisis, youth face exceptional risks with new barriers to education and social mobility, as well as mental health strain.

From Time

The consumer dissatisfaction with tech giants dovetails with China’s growing wealth gap and an increasing lack of social mobility.

From Fortune

The Dream in question isn’t the mythological notion that upward social mobility is within reach for all hardworking Americans.

From Vox

A social mobility tool aimed at lifting up socioeconomically disadvantaged communities, this program targets students from kindergarten through 12th grade and offers modules in areas ranging from investment basics to budgeting and banking.

From Ozy

Income inequality decreased, but also social mobility increased.

In this American dream, we move where the jobs are to realize social mobility.

But as a model of economic fairness, or of the role of universities in social mobility, it is unsatisfying.

As for social mobility, Tocqueville wrote at a time when American industry was in its infancy.

Both generations of meritocracy are tied to good things: hard work, high standards, social mobility.

Given our growing social calcification, the need to boost growth and social mobility is great.

The gentry society was, therefore, a comparably stable society with little upward social mobility but with some downward mobility.

But some of the branch families, created often by the less able family members, show a tendency towards downward social mobility.

Individual freedom did not show itself only in greater social mobility.

Social mobility was most possible in the towns, where distinctions were usually only of wealth.

However, there was much social mobility between adjacent classes.


On this page you'll find 6 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to social mobility, such as: advancement, climbing the corporate ladder, social climbing, status seeking, and vertical mobility.

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