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Social Mobility A Case Study In a world where it is hard to get ahead some people do manage to do it Most of us spend our lives within our strata in the stratifications system because it is very difficult to move up in the world as we know it today While it is quite easy to move down a strata it can also require some effort to just maintain a strata But for some people moving up a strata is bound to happen whether it is a result of structural mobility or just positional mobility as read about in Chapter 5 they seem able to accomplish a surmountable wall in search of the American dream Although moving up a strata is very rare in todays society it can be done A good example is Steve Case a CEO for America Online who happens to be the subject of a Newsweek article called Case Study by Jared Sandberg Steve Case grew up with his family in Honolulu in part of the old white Anglo establishment Some of his earliest marketing experiments included the Case Company in which he used his paper route to gain access to his neighbors houses so he could sell them anything from seeds to personalized Christmas cards In college he kept it up with anything for limos to rock concert tickets Now he is CEO for one of the Worlds largest Internet access companies while it deals with Time-Warner in a possible merger of the two companies Making him worth an estimated 14 billion Social mobility is defined as movement through the stratification system particularly as a result of changes in occupation wealth or income There are two types of social mobility there is intergenerational mobility and intragenerational mobility In this article over Steve Case his is a case of intragenerational mobility because it has happened within his lifetime as defined by the definition of intragenerational mobility Steve Case obtained
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