(noun) An individual’s or group’s (e.g., family) change in position within the stratification system that does not change the original level of class, power, or status.
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- Plural: horizontal mobilities
- The terms social mobility and horizontal social mobility are used interchangeably in a sociological context.
- Horizontal mobility can include slightly better benefits or pay without changing a person’s overall position in the class structure.