downwardly mobile


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downwardly mobile

Tending to drop in social or economic status.
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Some of the views posited by authors include the notion that millennials are "the first downwardly mobile generation in US history.
If race becomes a prime identity for downwardly mobile white people, well, there still are a lot more whites than other colors in the rainbow.
As a populist, Trump has exploited the justifiable economic discontent that has become so widespread in recent years, as many Americans have become downwardly mobile amid soaring inequality.
Social mobility measured in terms of income distribution can only work if some people move downwards and, as Coyle's paper highlights, there is no shortage of work for the downwardly mobile.
Just three of the stupefying storylines currently turning downwardly mobile Corrie into Sleepy Hollow.
Local cultures at different regional courts made it possible for blacks such as Anton Wilhelm Amo to be potentially upwardly or downwardly mobile.
The childhood that Skelton describes is traced by a Joycean downwardly mobile family existence.
It preaches what others -- including the 43 percent of non-college-educated whites who consider themselves downwardly mobile -- are supposed to practice.
Someone unwilling to be downwardly mobile in their career options, for instance, is interpreted as prideful or lazy, rather than conscious of the misfit between the skills he or she provides, and the pay the company is willing to offer.
Tensions over learning within the Order after 1244 stem from the inevitable conflict between Francis's countercultural vision of a radically equal, nonhierarchical, downwardly mobile society, and the values and mores of medieval society and church in which the power and prestige of knowledge were central.