Social Mobility Definition and Types: Intragenerational vs. Intergenerational & Vertical vs. Horizontal - Quiz & Worksheet


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John is a manager at an auto manufacturing plant. His family has been working with the company for years. His father, for example, used to work in fabrication, and his grandfather was employed as a loader who moved materials into the factory. What type of mobility does this scenario describe?

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1. Social mobility is _____

2. Which of the following is an example of vertical mobility?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The following quiz and worksheet combo will show your knowledge of the different kinds of social mobility. Topics you'll need to know to excel in the quiz include changes in social position.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

While taking the assessments, you will be tested on:

  • What is social mobility
  • Social position changes that happen over multiple generations
  • Most common type of social mobility

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding social mobility
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about mobility that is short-term
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information related to the American class system in a different light

Additional Learning

To learn more about social mobility, look at the accompanying lesson called Social Mobility Definition and Types: Intragenerational vs. Intergenerational & Vertical vs. Horizontal. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Defines social mobility
  • Explains the most common type of social mobility
  • Covers the American class system
  • Explores social mobility that occurs over more than one generation
  • Discusses effects of the economy on social mobility