Definition of upward mobility in US English:

upward mobility


  • See upwardly mobile

    • ‘The ministry is trying to create a more competitive atmosphere and upward mobility, but they are fighting a strong culture.’
    • ‘Building on the living wage model, he can focus municipal subsidies on industries and firms that provide decent pay, benefits and upward mobility.’
    • ‘Alm and Cox argue that education is a key to the ‘readily’ available upward mobility in the US.’
    • ‘Such mothers are unlikely to ‘shape their children's character and ability’ in ways that lead to upward mobility.’
    • ‘And now he's lost what little authority, what little upward mobility, he had won.’


upward mobility

/ˌəpwərd ˌmōˈbilədē//ˌəpwərd ˌmoʊˈbɪlədi/