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Individual Factors

While structural factors may determine the proportion of high-status, well-paid positions in a society, individual factors-greatly affect persons get them.


I, Other things being equal, the talented usually earn more than the untalented. There is still much we do not know about ability-just what it is, how to measure it, and how much of mobility can be attributed to ability differences. Yet, it is dear that not all people are equally talented. While it is impossible to measure individual ability differences satisfactorily, we assume that they are important factors in life success . and mobility.


There is much which persons can do to increase their prospects for upward mobility.