vertical-mobility

vertical mobility

noun Sociology.
1.
movement from one social level to a higher one (upward mobility) or a lower one (downward mobility) as by changing jobs or marrying.
2.
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.
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vertical mobility
 
n
sociol Compare horizontal mobility upward mobility See also downward mobility the movement of individuals or groups to positions in society that involve a change in class, status, and power

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