In today’s New York Times here, two pillars of upward mobility are described: .
. . upward mobility requires what sociologists describe as the twin pillars of success: human capital and social capital. Human capital is a person’s education, job credentials and employability. Social capital usually means emotional support and encouragement from a reliable stakeholder in one’s life, an asset commonly associated with marriage that is itself a form of wealth.
“Education, job credentials and employability” are on the brink of a revolutionary new equality of opportunity. This human capital, as the article calls it, is quickly becoming available as the young generation of every social rank gets online.
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