decline in quality


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Noun1.decline in quality - process of changing to an inferior state
decline, diminution - change toward something smaller or lower
drop-off, falling off, falloff, slump, slack - a noticeable deterioration in performance or quality; "the team went into a slump"; "a gradual slack in output"; "a drop-off in attendance"; "a falloff in quality"
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Much of the decline in quality between 1972 and 1987 is attributable to a significant decline in the predicted educational attainment of adjustments and refugees, as illustrated in Figure 4.
In general, the steady decline in quality between 1972 and 1987 is the result of a significant reduction in the labor market quality of adjustment immigrants, an increase in the number of immigrants entering under family preferences, and a steady decline in the predicted educational attainment of Asian immigrants (who constitute one-third of all immigrants during this period).