Meaning of ABSOLUTE RATES OF MOBILITY

Meaning of ABSOLUTE RATES OF MOBILITY:

We can describe social mobility in absolute or relative terms. The absolute rate of mobility is the proportion of people in a particular social class who move up or down in the socio-economic hierarchy Relative social mobility is the proportion of one social class that moves up or down compared with the proportion of another class that moves. The distinction is important because the two measures can give a very different impression of the degree of social mobility.