(of a person or social group) moving or aspiring to move to a higher social class or to a position of increased status or power
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How to use upwardly mobile in a sentence
Of the 50 largest cities in the United States, Atlanta has the 49th lowest rate of upwardly mobile children.Rawcus Is the Rapper Behind the Viral ‘White People Crazy’ Video | Rich Goldstein | January 29, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The Brookings report makes clear: compared to other countries, the U.S. is not an upwardly mobile society for the poor.
The less-than-upwardly mobile go into combat while the offspring of the privileged classes go to Yale, Harvard or Columbia.
“My parents were first-generation immigrants, very upwardly mobile,” she says.