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THE GREAT ESCAPE: MAKING THE CHOICE FOR UPWARD SOCIAL MOBILITY

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Date Issued:
2015
Abstract/Description:
In 2004, Bill Crosby delivered a speech during which he explicated his theory that blacks continuation of negative attitudes and behaviors is the reason for inability to achieve upper socioeconomic mobility. This theory is not a new concept. Oscar Lewis published the Culture of Poverty in 1959 which indicated characteristics much like Crosby, his theory was people in poverty had common characterizes. To test Cosby's theory, I have examined individuals with higher upper mobility aspirations (HUMA) and those individuals with lower upper mobility aspirations (LUMA) to provide some salient factors contributing to the desire for upward mobility.
Title: THE GREAT ESCAPE: MAKING THE CHOICE FOR UPWARD SOCIAL MOBILITY.
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Name(s): Gilliam, Trina, Author
Donley, Amy, Committee Chair
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2015
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: In 2004, Bill Crosby delivered a speech during which he explicated his theory that blacks continuation of negative attitudes and behaviors is the reason for inability to achieve upper socioeconomic mobility. This theory is not a new concept. Oscar Lewis published the Culture of Poverty in 1959 which indicated characteristics much like Crosby, his theory was people in poverty had common characterizes. To test Cosby's theory, I have examined individuals with higher upper mobility aspirations (HUMA) and those individuals with lower upper mobility aspirations (LUMA) to provide some salient factors contributing to the desire for upward mobility.
Identifier: CFH0004799 (IID), ucf:45328 (fedora)
Note(s): 2015-05-01
B.A.
Sciences, Dept. of Sociology
Bachelors
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Subject(s): Mobility
Aspirations
Motivation
Poverty
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFH0004799
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Host Institution: UCF

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