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Social mobility has increased in past decades, but there has been no ‘revolution’ in opportunity

Kelly, Gavin (2011) Social mobility has increased in past decades, but there has been no ‘revolution’ in opportunity. British Politics and Policy at LSE (24 Mar 2011) Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Many commentators are deeply concerned that the government’s current programme of austerity cuts will promote inequality and hurt social mobility. But how much do we really know about social mobility in the past 20 years? Gavin Kelly of the Resolution Foundation looks at new research which finds that some important, if modest, gains have been made that, while not exactly leading to an opportunity revolution, provide a welcome tonic to the conventional pessimism that characterises the mainstream discourse.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/
Additional Information: © 2011 the author
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Sets: Collections > British Politics and Policy at LSE
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 01 Apr 2011 10:53
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/33805/

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