upward mobility


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upward mobility

n.
The state of being upwardly mobile.

upward mobility

n
(Sociology) sociol the movement of an individual, social group, or class to a position of increased status or power. Compare downward mobility See also horizontal mobility, vertical mobility

ver′tical mobil′ity



n.
movement from one social level to a higher one (upward mobility) or a lower one (downward mobility).
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Labour's share of income rose gradually, with middle-income groups, in particular, achieving greater prosperity and upward mobility. In the United States and elsewhere, the central bank's mandate was straightforward: maintain full employment and keep inflation under control.
Chow said despite being appointed during the height of mass unemployment situation, Dr Lim had pioneered job-led growth through export-oriented industrialisation of Penang which had created new employment opportunities and upward mobility in the state.
The researchers also show that moving to a tract with a higher likelihood of upward mobility causes improved outcomes for children, particularly when those moves occur before adolescence, even when the new tract is within the same county.
According to a Pew Research Study, "A college degree is beneficial for not just higher earnings, but upward mobility and self-esteem.
Ambivalent Embrace: Jewish Upward Mobility in Postwar America.
Focusing on how the philanthropic platform was used to approach one sector of society considered in need of help--the proletariat--she argues that artistic and literary philanthropy was used in 19th-century Spain as a device to seduce the workers into entering structures of sociality in order to block the possible emergence of social conflicts and upward mobility. She covers staging philanthropy, biblio-philanthropy, and philanthropy and the female working class.
Minotity-serving institutions drive upward mobility by providing flexible class schedules for students who work and have families to support, and by offering emergency financial assistance, among other initiatives, Espinosa says.
Policy makers should see integration and upward mobility, and not simply placement and survival, as goals of resettlement of refugees.
Upward mobility from the bottom has declined and the number of people remaining "trapped" at the bottom has increased in developing countries causing the "opportunity to climb up the ladder" to narrow.
Drawing on data from 20 million children and their parents, the researchers found that Black boys experience less upward mobility than their White counterparts.
However, even those without that head start have the opportunity for considerable upward mobility by finishing college.