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Social mobility in Great Britain: Evidence on obstacles young people face

Blog Admin, LSE London Housing Blog (2016) Social mobility in Great Britain: Evidence on obstacles young people face. Accelerating Housing Production in London (21 Nov 2016). Website.

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The Social Mobility Commission published their annual report on the problem of social mobility in Britain. This year they placed strong emphasis on new evidence that suggests that for young people obstacles for social mobility are getting worse not better. The evidence they provide highlights four key areas that negatively affect the poor, low-and middle-income families and communities in England: a discriminatory education system, a two-tier labour market, an imbalanced economy, and an unaffordable housing market. LSE London’s Assistant professorial research fellow, Kath Scanlon, contributed to the chapter on housing. In this report, the Commission proposes an ambitious programme that seeks to address these concerns in a ten-year plan of social reform. Click here to access the report in full.

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Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD100 Land Use
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Date Deposited: 10 Jul 2017 13:05
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2021 00:22

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