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sponsored mobility

Definition of Sponsored Mobility

(noun) A system of social mobility in which individuals are recruited to join high status groups.

  • IPA Pronunciation
    • American English
      • /ˈspɑn(t)sərd moʊˈbɪlᵻdi/
    • British English
      • /ˈspɒnsəd mə(ʊ)ˈbɪlᵻti/
  • Syllabification: (spon·sored mo·bil·i·ty)

Usage Note

  • Plural: sponsored mobilities

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Cite the Definition of Sponsored Mobility

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “sponsored mobility.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved September 21, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/sponsored-mobility/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

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

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

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “sponsored mobility.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed September 21, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/sponsored-mobility/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“sponsored mobility.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 21 Sep. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/sponsored-mobility/>.