- See under vertical mobility(def 1).
- movement from one social level to a higher one (upward mobility) or a lower one (downward mobility), as by changing jobs or marrying.
- cultural diffusion from one social level to another, as the adoption by one economic class of the fashions current or formerly current in a higher class.
Compare horizontal mobility.
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