socioeconomic

adjective
so·​cio·​eco·​nom·​ic | \ ˌsō-sē-ō-ˌe-kə-ˈnä-mik How to pronounce socioeconomic (audio) , -ˌē-kə-, ˌsō-shē-\

Definition of socioeconomic

: of, relating to, or involving a combination of social and economic factors

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Other Words from socioeconomic

socioeconomically \ ˌsō-​sē-​ō-​ˌe-​kə-​ˈnä-​mi-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce socioeconomically (audio) , -​ˌē-​kə-​ , ˌsō-​shē-​ \ adverb

Examples of socioeconomic in a Sentence

Their socioeconomic backgrounds are very different.

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Senator Harris has laid out a powerful and bold vision for this country that is inclusive of everyone’s lived experience and grounded in the belief that success should not be defined by race, gender, socioeconomic status or zip code. Essence, "Here’s Why I’m Endorsing Kamala Harris For President," 3 July 2019 Dozens of public school districts around the country still use socioeconomic and demographic characteristics in voluntary efforts to desegregate. Eric Zorn, chicagotribune.com, "Column: Say it was so, Joe! Biden was right to oppose busing in the ’70s," 2 July 2019 The link was consistent even when adjustments were made for respondents’ medical conditions, medication use, health care utilization, socioeconomic status and other factors. Judith Graham, The Denver Post, "Why many older adults feel good about their health," 1 July 2019 Today, Berkeley operates under a newer desegregation plan that is based on socioeconomic and demographic data instead of a student’s race. Melanie Mason, latimes.com, "School busing in Berkeley during Kamala Harris’ childhood was both voluntary and volatile," 30 June 2019 Different religious communities’ demographic and socioeconomic traits even can affect inequality in a society at large. Sriya Iyer, WSJ, "The Marketplace of Faith," 27 Dec. 2018 The link was consistent even when adjustments were made for respondents’ medical conditions, medication use, health care utilization, socioeconomic status and other factors. Judith Graham, chicagotribune.com, "Why so many older Americans rate their health as good or excellent," 26 June 2019 America has the best substance abuse treatment in the world, but it is strongly correlated to socioeconomic status. Andrew Burki, sun-sentinel.com, "Warm handoff or cold bodies? | Opinion," 20 June 2019 Researchers do often take into account factors like race, socioeconomic status, and gender. Christine Byrne, Outside Online, "Are Eggs Bad for You? The Verdict Is Still Out.," 15 June 2019

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First Known Use of socioeconomic

1883, in the meaning defined above

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socioeconomic

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of socioeconomic

formal : of, relating to, or involving a combination of social and economic factors

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