The World Economic Forum has come out with its first-ever Global Social Mobility Report, which has ranked India a lowly 72 out of the 82 countries profiled.
- What is social mobility? The concept of social mobility encompasses several concerns such as: Intragenerational mobility, Intergenerational mobility, Absolute income mobility, Absolute educational mobility, Relative income mobility and Relative educational mobility.
- Methodology: The WEF’s Global Social Mobility Index assesses the 82 economies on “10 pillars” spread across the following five key dimensions of social mobility:
- Education (access, quality and equity, lifelong learning);
- Work (opportunities, wages, conditions);
- Protection and Institutions (social protection and inclusive institutions).
Important Info :
- Denmark tops the social mobility rankings while countries.
- India’s overall ranking is a poor 76 out of the 82 countries considered. In India, it would take 7 generations for a member of a poor family to achieve average income.
- Russia is ranked 39, china at 45, Brazil at 60 and Pakistan at 79.
Source : Indian Express