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Social mobility: Education's contribution to social mobility - Vertical and horizontal mobility.

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What is Social Mobility? How can education contribute to social mobility?

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Social mobility is a phenomenon wherein individuals or groups of individuals move from one social stratum to another. Movement may be upwards or downwards in the hierarchy of the social ladder. It is upward if a man moves from lower economic status to a higher economic status in society. At the same time, it is downwards if he is not able to maintain his economic status through his efforts or earnings and comes to a lower status in the course of time. Social status is always dependent on economic status. Economic development is closely related to the efficiency and ...

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