SOCIOL 2R03 Lecture Notes - Lecture 14: Christopher Jencks, Equal Opportunity, Jonathan Kozol

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Social mobility: movement of people up and down in a stratified system. Social reproduction: tendency for people to remain in their social classes (remember our discussion on. Equal opportunity is the ideal but social positioning skews that. Circular mobility: the circular movement of people (up down and up again) Structural mobility: shifts in the economy which allow for greater movement of people (either up or do. Result of economic growth and changes in society that allow people to move up. As of now, we are living with a lot of global competitiveness. Reproductive mobility : those at the bottom have more children than those at the top. Those in the lower class have more children. There is a chance that one of those children will move up in the hierarchy since there are a lot of children in lower income.

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