Definition of Horizontal Mobility
Example of Horizontal Mobility
- An individual who works at a fast food restaurant leaves that job and gets a similar job at another fast food restaurant.
Horizontal Mobility Pronunciation
Syllabification: hor·i·zon·tal mo·bil·i·ty
- American English – /hor-uh-zAHnt-l moh-bIl-uh-tee/
- British English – /hor-i-zOntl moh-bIl-i-tee/
International Phonetic Alphabet
- American English – /ˌhɔrəˈzɑntəl moʊˈbɪləti/
- British English – /ˌhɒrɪˈzɒntl məʊˈbɪlɪti/
- 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 an individual’s overall position in the class structure.
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