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intragenerational mobility (intragenerational social mobility)

Definition of Intragenerational Mobility

(noun) The changes in status for an individual during their own life course.

Intragenerational Mobility Pronunciation

  • IPA Pronunciation
    • American English
      • /ɪntrədʒɛnəreɪʃ(ə)nəl moʊbɪlᵻdi/
    • British English
      • /ɪntrədʒɛnəreɪʃn̩(ə)l mə(ʊ)bɪlᵻti/
      • /ɪntrədʒɛnəreɪʃən(ə)l mə(ʊ)bɪlᵻti/
  • Syllabification: (in·tra·gen·er·a·tion·al mo·bil·i·ty)

Usage Notes

  • Plural: intragenerational mobilities
  • The terms “intragenerational mobility” and “intragenerational social mobility” are used interchangeably in a sociological context.
  • Intragenerational mobility is contrasted to intergenerational mobility.

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Cite the Definition of Intragenerational Mobility

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “intragenerational mobility.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved August 22, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/intragenerational-mobility/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

intragenerational mobility. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/intragenerational-mobility/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “intragenerational mobility.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed August 22, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/intragenerational-mobility/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“intragenerational mobility.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 22 Aug. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/intragenerational-mobility/>.