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downward mobility

See under vertical mobility (def 1).
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downwardly mobile, adjective Unabridged
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downward mobility

(sociol) the movement of an individual, social group, or class to a lower status Compare upward mobility See also horizontal mobility, vertical mobility
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Contemporary definitions for downwardly mobile

moving to a lesser social class; having less wealth and status as previous

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