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

Definition of socioeconomic

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

Other Words from socioeconomic

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

Examples of socioeconomic in a Sentence

Their socioeconomic backgrounds are very different.
Recent Examples on the Web And countries that allow abortions on socioeconomic grounds also allow them in cases of risk to health or life. Josh Ulick, WSJ, 6 Aug. 2022 Our habitual use of technology and its tendency to train our expectations ever upward are key drivers of this new socioeconomic reality, and much has been said about how Covid-19 accelerated consumers’ immersion in digital experiences of everything. Azlan Raj, Forbes, 4 Aug. 2022 The Fish and Wildlife Service recommended that more research be done specifically regarding potential sites and the socioeconomic effects of otter reintroduction. Los Angeles Times, 30 July 2022 So often in times of racial, gender or socioeconomic injustice, the folx from underrepresented groups are almost immediately called on to organize, develop action plans, implement and execute those plans, and have all of the answers. Billboard Staff, Billboard, 29 July 2022 Like most people who remained unscathed until recently, Carrington had done so for two and a half years through a probable combination of vaccination, cautious behavior, socioeconomic privilege, and luck. Katherine J. Wu, The Atlantic, 25 July 2022 What is the value of liberty without socioeconomic equality and prosperity? Taylor Luck, The Christian Science Monitor, 25 July 2022 According to the report, these disparities may result from historical unequal access to treatment, socioeconomic inequities and other social determinants of health. Eliza Mackintosh, CNN, 20 July 2022 In Sisson’s view, such assistance would help narrow the socioeconomic gap between high-income prospective adoptive parents and birthparents, who would then feel less pressure to relinquish their infants, Sisson said. Sydney Trent, Anchorage Daily News, 18 July 2022 See More

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First Known Use of socioeconomic

1875, in the meaning defined above

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“Socioeconomic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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