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downward mobility

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

noun
  1. sociol the movement of an individual, social group, or class to a lower statusCompare upward mobility See also horizontal mobility, vertical mobility
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