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[soh-see-oh-ek-uh-nom-ik, -ee-kuh-, soh-shee-] /ˌsoʊ si oʊˌɛk əˈnɒm ɪk, -ˌi kə-, ˌsoʊ ʃi-/
of, relating to, or signifying the combination or interaction of social and economic factors:
socioeconomic study; socioeconomic status.
Origin of socioeconomic
1880-85; socio- + economic
Related forms
socioeconomically, adverb Unabridged
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Examples from the web for socioeconomic
  • socioeconomic factors also seem to be intensifying the experience.
  • But income is a poor indicator of socioeconomic status.
  • Character suddenly stemmed from socioeconomic adversity rather than privilege.
  • And for smokers in the lower socioeconomic groups, the situation was even more grim.
  • Patterns of human land use vary widely around the world, influenced by biophysical and socioeconomic conditions.
  • Level of parental education and socioeconomic status made little difference.
  • Moreover, there are important moral reasons to want to promote socioeconomic diversity and mobility independent of race.
  • It is the increase in socioeconomic value that leads to an increase in price.
  • For minority applicants, the lower a family's socioeconomic position, the more likely the student was to be admitted.
  • Another dimension of valuation is its socioeconomic context.
British Dictionary definitions for socioeconomic


/ˌsəʊsɪəʊˌiːkəˈnɒmɪk; -ˌɛkə-/
of, relating to, or involving both economic and social factors
Derived Forms
socioeconomically, adverb
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