Following the main hindrances to social mobility, 1. Joint family system 2. Illiteracy 3. Poor economic condition 4. No desire for change
Many structural and social factors determine just how much opportunity for mobility exists in a society for an individual or group of individuals. Important causes and factors of social mobility: Gender, Education, Social Change, Urbanization and Industrialization, Transportation and Communication
The term "social mobility" refers to the movement of individuals from one social class to another. Individuals may move up or down, or remain at the same level but in a different occupation.