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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 both the capitalist and socialist countries [Simkus, 1981, pp. ~227]. Americans principally employed in agriculture dropped from nearly 5.4 million ill 1950 to 1.3 million in 1978 [Statistical Abstract, 1959, p. 209; 1981, p. 662], even while population was growing by about 50 percent. Most people in the developing countries are still in an agricultural and extractive economy leaving limited opportunity for upward mobility.

Posted on September 4, 2014 in Social Mobility

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