India ranks low at 76th place on global Social Mobility Index

News: World Economic Forum has released its maiden Social Mobility Index


Social Mobility: It is a change in social status relative to one’s current social location within a given society. WEF defines social mobility as the ability of a child to experience a better life than their parents.

Social Mobility Index:

It measures 82 countries on five key dimensions:

  •   health;
  • education (access, quality and equity);
  • technology;
  • work (opportunities, wages, conditions); and
  • Protections and institutions (social protection and inclusive institutions).

Key Takeaways:

  •  Denmark tops the rankings with a social mobility score of 85.2, followed by Finland and Norway
  •  India has been ranked 76th

Additional Information:

About World Economic Forum (WEF)

  • WEF was established in 1971 as a not-for-profit foundation and is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Objective: To improve the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas.
  • Reports Published:

o   Global Travel and Tourism Report

o   Global Competitiveness Report,

o   Global Information Technology Report,

o   Global Gender Gap Report,

o   Financial Development Report

o   Global Enabling Trade Report

o   Global Risks Report