Definition of downward mobility in English:

downward mobility

noun

See downwardly mobile

  • ‘What I've learned in my search for downward mobility is that my experience has labeled and packaged me as a certain type of product and that I cannot transform myself into a new, ‘lesser’ product.’
  • ‘But how much has this contributed to downward mobility and increasing stress?’
  • ‘What those records show compared to yesteryear rock is emotional downward mobility.’
  • ‘As a result of these changes, the old middle class has for a long time perceived the threat of, or actually experienced, downward mobility, economic stagnation, status insecurity, and declining political power.’
  • ‘People forced to live with less should feel reassured that downward mobility will be a short-term problem: major signs are pointing to eventual economic recovery.’