Social Mobility

Structural Factors

Structural’ Factors OCCUPATIONAL STRUCTURE. Societies differ in the relative proportion of high- and low status positions to be filled. A society with a primarily agricultural and extractive economy’ (mining ‘and forestry) will have many low status and few high-status positions, and mobility will be low. The rate of mobility rises· With the degree of industrialization in …

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MOBILITY DETERMINANTS The rate of mobility in modern societies is determined by (1) structural factors-those factors which determine the relative proportion of high-status positions to be filled and the ease of getting them-and (2) individual factors-those factors, including luck, which determine which pea pie get the positions.

Individual and Group Mobility

Individual and Group Mobility Mobility applies to both groups and individuals. For instance, the success of the Kennedy family is an example of individual social mobility, while the Irish and Polish Catholics’ march from th= slums to the suburbs Illustrates group mobility [Greeley, 1976]. – The two kinds of mobility very often go together. A …

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COSTS AND GAINS OF MOBILITY The idea that social mobility is good is. Part of our democratic ethos. We argue that a closed class society thwarts1he fulfillment of. individual personality and deprives society of the contributions of talented people. While social mobility permits a society to fill its occupational niches with the most able people …


Direction of Social Mobility

Direction of Social Mobility When we speak of social mobility, we usually think of an ascent from-lower to higher, but social mobility runs in both directions. Some . climb, some fall, and some stay at the same level as their parents held. Among a sample Are there any reasons for believing that these rates  of mobility …

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