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structural mobility

Definition of Structural Mobility

(noun) A shift in hierarchical position of an entire class of individuals over time in society.

Structural Mobility Pronunciation

  • IPA Pronunciation
    • American English
      • /ˈstrək(t)ʃ(ə)rəl moʊˈbɪlᵻdi/
    • British English
      • /ˈstrʌktʃ(ə)rəl mə(ʊ)ˈbɪlᵻti/
      • /ˈstrʌktʃ(ə)rl̩ mə(ʊ)ˈbɪlᵻti/
  • Syllabification: (struc·tur·al mo·bil·i·ty)

Usage Note

  • Plural: structural mobilities

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Cite the Definition of Structural Mobility

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

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

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

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

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

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

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

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