• mobility
  • As Becker notes, recent research indicates that social mobility (how much a person rises or falls in the income distribution relative to his or her parents) in the United States has remained constant, albeit at a low level by comparison with other wealthy countries (for a partial summary of this research, see Raj Chetty et al. (becker-posner-blog.com)
  • Then social mobility would be close to zero because there would be so little to gain from getting a better job or working harder. (becker-posner-blog.com)
  • And by the same token social mobility might be very great in a society yet income inequality also be very great. (becker-posner-blog.com)
  • But while social mobility and income inequality can thus move together, I am surprised that social mobility does not decrease as income inequality rises. (becker-posner-blog.com)
  • One reason social mobility seems not to have been significantly affected by the rising inequality of income in the United States is that much of the growth in inequality is a result of increased incomes of the wealthiest 1 percent of the population, whose share of national income has grown from 13 percent in 1982 to 22 percent today, and whose after-tax income has increased almost threefold in that period. (becker-posner-blog.com)
  • There are several reasons for encouraging social mobility, and this should make us resist complacency about the fact that it hasn't changed much despite the increased inequality of incomes, and focus rather on the fact that it's much lower than in our peer countries. (becker-posner-blog.com)
  • Background: The present study explored the pattern and the determinants of social mobility among men and women both at inter and intragenerational transitional periods. (diva-portal.org)
  • Specifically the study addressed what impact do the various health related measures, health-behaviours, psychosocial environments at home and school, material resources, and ethnicity have on the chances and the direction of social mobility. (diva-portal.org)
  • Odds Ratios and 99% confidence interval were calculated using logistic regression to determine social mobility. (diva-portal.org)
  • In particular focuses on the importance of material, behavioural, health related and psychosocial circumstances from adolescence to adulthood in explaining social inequity in musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), obesity, smoking, and social mobility. (diva-portal.org)
  • The desire for upward social mobility is viewed as an evolved motive disposition affecting fertility decisions. (blogspot.com)
  • The opportunity for upward social mobility typically results in delaying reproduction and lowering fertility in the interest of increasing investment in children. (blogspot.com)