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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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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Selective public schools in Chicago already apportion seats through a mix of grades, test scores and demographic considerations meant to achieve socioeconomic diversity. Dana Goldstein, New York Times, "Educators Turn to Programs for Top Students to Narrow the ‘Excellence Gap’," 25 June 2018 In fact, recent research found that less-selective institutions that went test-optional saw an uptick in socioeconomic and racial diversity amongst their applicants and admitted students. Sara Garcia, Fortune, "Colleges Are Ditching the SAT/ACT. It’s Time They End Early-Decision Practices, Too," 22 June 2018 Jersey City ranks higher than Houston in socioeconomic diversity and cultural diversity, giving the New Jersey city the top spot on the list. William Axford, Houston Chronicle, "Houston isn't the most diverse city in America, according to this study," 3 May 2018 And out-of-state students are often wealthier than those from in-state, which can hinder efforts to foster socioeconomic diversity on campuses. Lindsay Ellis, San Antonio Express-News, "UT-Austin keeps a large share of Texans," 4 Apr. 2018 And out-of-state students are often wealthier than those from in state, which can hinder efforts to foster socioeconomic diversity on campuses. Nick Anderson, Washington Post, "Flagships go national: At U-Michigan, nearly half of students now from out of state," 29 Mar. 2018 But there’s no question poor transit access depressed turnout, especially across socioeconomic and racial lines. Patrick Sisson, Curbed, "Free rides to the polls test the transit and turnout connection," 1 Nov. 2018 In discussions published every Wednesday morning, each writer will join Vogue Creative Digital Director Sally Singer in the studio to unpack her particular story and its reflection of broader themes—socioeconomic and otherwise—in the world beyond. Vogue, "Vogue’s Podcast Takes On Class and Value," 6 Sep. 2018 Will the board of education continue to allow socioeconomic and racial discrimination and segregation, or unify both resident and student populations? Chicago Tribune, chicagotribune.com, "Letter: Buffer zone elimination only starting point for Hinsdale District 86 equality," 6 July 2018

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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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