Social mobility measures the degree to which people’s social status changes between generations. It is the process of equality of life opportunities, reflecting the extent to which parents influence the success of their children in later life or on the other hand the extent to which individuals can make it by virtue of their own talents, motivation and luck.
The increase in income inequality is justified by the fact that society is more meritocratic now and poor people are willing to work hard to enrich themselves. However in recent years, there has been a downfall. Education has been seen as a route to greater intergenerational mobility. The study material