VERTICAL MOBILITY By N., Pam M.S. - April 29, 2013 the motion or displacement of people or groups from one social class to new social class. This might take the shape of upward or downward mobility. VERTICAL MOBILITY: "Vertical mobility is more common in a downward structure, than it's converse, upward mobility." Related Psychology Terms UPWARD MOBILITY SOCIAL FLEXIBILITY SOCIAL MOBILITY FIXED CLASS SOCIETY BOGARDUS SOCIAL DISTANCE SCALE MOBILITY N 1 ROBBERS' CAVE EXPERIMENT SECULAR TREND SUPERIOR OLIVARY COMPLEX ACTIVE TRANSPORT Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "VERTICAL MOBILITY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 29, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/vertical-mobility/ (accessed July 2, 2020).