Much attention is currently, more than ever, focused on determining the extent to which progress is made in moving society towards the degree of equality consistent with the world’s notion of equity.
Dr. Ntoko, working with the generally held assumption that factors other than individual characteristics influence an individual’s socio-economic achievement, focuses on giving responses to the following questions in the case of Cameroon: (a) what identifiable factors, other than individual characteristics provide favourable or unfavourable conditions for future socio-economic achievement of an individual?
b) To what extent does an individual’s socio-economic achievement depend on these other factors as opposed to individual characteristics? A knowledge of these factors and how far they influence socio-economic achievement will be most helpful in the design of policies and plans to confront the unprecedented inequalities plaguing the Cameroon society.
The study also hopes to contribute to worldwide efforts to make informed generalizations on the process of social mobility which should include Africa where the evidence is not as conclusive as it is in the Western Countries.
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