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

Blanden, Jo (2013) Social mobility matters, and government can affect the mechanisms which promote it. British Politics and Policy at LSE (04 Nov 2013). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

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 the mechanisms which can promote social mobility. To do so they must take a close look at the overall shape of society.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy
Additional Information: © 2013 The Author(s) CC BY-NC-ND 3.0
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Sets: Collections > British Politics and Policy at LSE
Date Deposited: 10 May 2017 14:36
Last Modified: 10 May 2017 14:36
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/76425

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