(noun) The movement of an individual to a lower class.
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- Plural: downward mobilities
- The terms downward mobility and downward social mobility are used interchangeably in a sociological context.
- intergenerational mobility
- intragenerational mobility
- social mobility
- structural mobility
- upward mobility
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How to Cite the Definition of Downward Mobility
ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “downward mobility.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved March 24, 2019 (http://sociologydictionary.org/downward-mobility/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
downward mobility. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from http://sociologydictionary.org/downward-mobility/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “downward mobility.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed March 24, 2019. http://sociologydictionary.org/downward-mobility/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“downward mobility.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 24 Mar. 2019. <http://sociologydictionary.org/downward-mobility/>.