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dc.contributor.editorIversen, Vegard
dc.contributor.editorKrishna, Anirudh
dc.contributor.editorSen, Kunal
dc.date.accessioned2022-02-03T09:46:15Z
dc.date.available2022-02-03T09:46:15Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.urihttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/52636
dc.description.abstractSocial mobility is the hope of economic development and the mantra of a good society. There are disagreements about what constitutes social mobility, but there is broad agreement that people should have roughly equal chances of success regardless of their economic status at birth. Concerns about rising inequality have engendered a renewed interest in social mobility—especially in the developing world. However, efforts to construct the databases and meet the standards required for conventional analyses of social mobility are at a preliminary stage and need to be complemented by innovative, conceptual, and methodological advances. If forms of mobility have slowed in the West, then we might be entering an age of rigid stratification with defined boundaries between the always-haves and the never-haves—which does not augur well for social stability. Social mobility research is ongoing, with substantive findings in different disciplines—typically with researchers in isolation from each other. A key contribution of this book is the pulling together of the emerging streams of knowledge. Generating policy-relevant knowledge is a principal concern. Three basic questions frame the study of diverse aspects of social mobility in the book. How to assess the extent of social mobility in a given development context when the datasets by conventional measurement techniques are unavailable? How to identify drivers and inhibitors of social mobility in particular developing country contexts? How to acquire the knowledge required to design interventions to raise social mobility, either by increasing upward mobility or by lowering downward mobility?en_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::K Economics, finance, business & management::KC Economics::KCM Development economics & emerging economiesen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JF Society & culture: general::JFF Social issues & processes::JFFM Social mobilityen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::K Economics, finance, business & management::KC Economics::KCR Welfare economicsen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::K Economics, finance, business & management::KC Economics::KCR Welfare economicsen_US
dc.subject.otherDevelopment economics & emerging economies; social mobility; welfare economics; economic growthen_US
dc.titleSocial Mobility in Developing Countriesen_US
dc.title.alternativeConcepts, Methods, and Determinantsen_US
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.1093/oso/9780192896858.001.0001en_US
oapen.relation.isPublishedByb9501915-cdee-4f2a-8030-9c0b187854b2en_US
oapen.relation.isFundedByc9be6ad3-6692-452d-a1f3-a3e6c74f0fe2en_US
oapen.pages512en_US
oapen.place.publicationOxforden_US


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