- Are you confused by academic jargon? - Do you know your `discourse' from your `dialectic'? - Can you tell the difference between `anomie' and `alienation'? The Social Science Jargon Buster tackles the most confusing concepts in the social sciences, brea

Social Mobility

Core definition

The extent to which an individual's social status can change over a life course or between generations.

Longer explanation

How hard is it for the farmer's daughter to become a lawyer? Is a child born into a family from the lowest echelons of society tied to that fate? Can the factory-floor labourer make ...

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