Importance Of Social Mobility

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The greatest barrier to social (class) mobility springs from the fact that social classes are sub-cultures whit fit the child for participation in the class(in Indian context, caste)sub-culture to which he/she has been socialized. The average low-class (caste) does not have the ambition and study habits needed for upward mobility because he has little chance to learn them in his sub-culture. The process of growing up in class (caste), thus, sets forces in motion which hold one in the same class position.
The following are the main barriers which hamper or hinder channels of social mobility.
1. Birth and father’s position.
2. Social discrimination.
3. Differential access to education, training and motivation.
4. Rigid educational requirements (educational degree of any kind).
5. Lack of development of the necessary qualities.
6. Lack of inherited wealth.
These and many other factors act as impediments in the free flow of persons into their most suitable and desired niches.

Social stratification found in India is identified as the caste system. It is associated chiefly with the traditional Hindu culture of the Indian sub-continent. Hindu society in traditional India was divided into four strata: four varnas and a fifth groups, the outcaste, whose member were known as ‘untouchables’ .It is said that the castes or jatis are the outcome of ancient Varna system. The varnas consists of four categories (Brahmin, Kshatriya,
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