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downward mobility

noun
1.
See under vertical mobility (def 1).
Related forms
downwardly mobile, adjective
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downward mobility

noun
1.
(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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