horizontal mobility

/hɒrəˌzɒntl moʊˈbɪləti/ (say horuh.zontl moh'biluhtee)

noun
the movement of individuals or groups from one position to another without lowering or raising their occupational or social status.
Compare upward mobility.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • social mobility — mobility (def. 2). [1925 30] * * *       movement of individuals, families, or groups through a system of social hierarchy or stratification. If such mobility involves a change in position, especially in occupation, but no change in social class …   Universalium

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  • vertical mobility — Sociol. 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… …   Universalium

  • vertical mobility — Sociol. 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… …   Useful english dictionary

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