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Perceptions of social mobility in Britain are characterised by a strange paradox

Gaffney, Declan and Baumberg, Ben (2014) Perceptions of social mobility in Britain are characterised by a strange paradox. British Politics and Policy at LSE (12 May 2014). Website.

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Abstract

How meritocratic do Britons think their country is? The question of perceptions has been relatively understudied but is nonetheless important. Declan Gaffney and Ben Baumberg find that while people overwhelmingly agree that children from richer families have more opportunities, they also believe that family wealth is a relatively minor factor in determining outcomes. Factors like hard work and ambition are seen as much more important.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author(s) CC BY-NC-ND 3.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Sets: Collections > British Politics and Policy at LSE
Date Deposited: 24 Apr 2017 14:59
Last Modified: 16 Dec 2019 00:33
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/74294

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