so·cio·eco·nom·ic | \ˌsō-sē-ō-ˌe-kə-ˈnä-mik, -ˌē-kə-, ˌsō-shē-\

Definition of socioeconomic 

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

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socioeconomically \ˌsō-sē-ō-ˌe-kə-ˈnä-mi-k(ə-)lē, -ˌē-kə-, ˌsō-shē- \ adverb

Examples of socioeconomic in a Sentence

Their socioeconomic backgrounds are very different.

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Archer, the Kansas City Health Department director, and others say there's no doubt that socioeconomic factors contribute mightily to substance abuse. Andy Marso, kansascity, "Overdoses, prison, scant treatment: Mother's story shows state of KC’s opioid crisis," 26 June 2018 The research, compiled by the Harvard School of Public Health’s Injury Control Research Center, is clear: After controlling for variables such as socioeconomic factors and other crime, places with more guns have more gun deaths. German Lopez, Vox, "Betsy DeVos’s federal school safety commission won’t look at guns," 5 June 2018 Venezuela’s most vulnerable feel the economic hardship more than other socioeconomic groups. Mary Anastasia O’grady, WSJ, "Venezuela’s Sham Election," 20 May 2018 The officials who briefed reporters Tuesday again emphasized the goal of including people from varying races, ethnic groups, education levels, and socioeconomic groups, and people with physical and mental disabilities and differing access to care. Lenny Bernstein,, "NIH seeks health data of 1 million people, with genetic privacy suddenly an issue," 1 May 2018 For Buell and students like him, access to a Harvard education can launch them from one socioeconomic class to another. Leslie Sanchez, CBS News, "America's elite colleges struggle to integrate low-income students," 23 May 2018 But what’s undeniable is that Bolsonaro is luring in Brazilians of all socioeconomic classes by cutting an everyman image with his free-wheeling, politically incorrect style. Aline Oyamada,, "Traders (Secretly) Love the Most Offensive Candidate in Brazil," 16 May 2018 To be sure: A college education is not a perfect proxy for socioeconomic class. Eric Levitz, Daily Intelligencer, "Affluent Democrats Aren’t an Obstacle to Economic Populism," 20 Apr. 2018 Debilitating, especially for the 30 million Americans who will at some point in their life struggle with eating disorders, a condition that affects all ages, genders, races and socioeconomic classes. Ivana Rihter, Vogue, "What Women Recovering From Eating Disorders Actually Face in the New Year," 20 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of socioeconomic

1883, in the meaning defined above

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

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