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    David Cameron, David Beckham, and the UK’s social mobility problem

David Cameron, David Beckham, and the UK’s social mobility problem

Lee Elliot Major and Stephen Machin explain how Britain has become less mobile, particularly at the top and bottom of society.

One David was born in a terraced house in East London, his father a kitchen fitter, his mother a hairdresser. The other David grew up in an idyllic village in the English countryside, his father a stockbroker, his mother […]

Social mobility matters, and government can affect the mechanisms which promote it

In response to arguments that the ‘social mobility problem’ has been overstated and that social mobility as a policy aim is futile,¬†Jo Blanden¬†reviews research that her and colleagues have conducted into intergenerational mobility in the UK. She argues that there is good evidence that relative intergenerational income mobility declined over time in the UK and that governments can indeed affect […]

By |November 4th, 2013|Jo Blanden|1 Comment