Education and Social Mobility

  title={Education and Social Mobility},
  author={John P. Neelsen},
  journal={Comparative Education Review},
  pages={129 - 143}
  • John P. Neelsen
  • Published 1 February 1975
  • Education
  • Comparative Education Review
THE JUXTAPOSITION Of education and social mobility is generally based on five propositions: (1) that society is stratified; (2) that the system of stratification permits mobility, or that it is essentially open; (3) that education plays an important role in mobility; (4) that education is an achieved status; and (5) that role performance is closely linked to education. Furthermore, society is seen as a hierarchy of positions differentiated in terms of job requirements (e.g., manual… 

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