SOCIAL MOBILITY – refers to the movement of individuals or groups in social position over time. SOCIAL MOBILITY may to classes, ethnic groups, or entire nations, and may measure: HEALTH STATUS; LITERACY, OR EDUCATION. However, more commonly it refers to individuals or families, and their change in income.
SOCIAL MOBILITY AND EDUCATION
There is a very strong relationship between high levels of income inequality and low levels of Social Mobility. Children of highly paid people are more likely to be highly paid and children of low paid people are more likely to be low earners.
THE FOLLOWING FACTORS FACILITATE SOCIAL MOBILITY
- MOTIVATION: – Each individual has a desire not only to have a better way of living but also wants to improve upon his/her social standing.
- SKILLS AND TRAINING
- MIGRATION: – Movement of people from one place to another – reason can be economic; social; political; or environmental.
- INDUSTRIALISATION: – Is the process by which an economy is transformed from primarily agricultural to one based on manufacturing of goods. Manual labour is often replaced by mechanised mass production, and craftsmen are replaced by assembly lines.
- URBANISATION: – An increase in population in cities and towns Vs rural areas.
- LEGISLATION: – Statutory Law – produced by governing bodies in order to regulate, to authorise; to sanction, or grant etc…
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