What social mobility has your family experience? In what way has this affected your life?What social mobility has your family experience? In what way has this affected your life?

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litteacher8 | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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My mother was basically middle class, but my father was raised in near poverty. His story is more dramatic. He was drafted into the army from a rural poor town, and then went to college on the GI bill. He met my mother and her father got him a good paying job with this company, and he became middle class.
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readerofbooks | College Teacher | (Level 2) Educator Emeritus

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This is a good question and my story is pretty dramatic. On my father's side, he came from a country that war devastated by war. For this reason, they lost pretty much their whole life. They barely escaped to another country.  Eventually found their way to America. While my father was here in America, he worked hard and became an engineer. Through this he worked his way up to become a managing director of a company. You can say that he really achieved the American dream.

He sent his kids to college and graduate school. Now he is retired and has many grand children. From this perspective, there was a lot of social mobility. From having nothing and fleeing from a country to living in security and comfort.

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