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The problem with 'raising aspiration' strategies: social mobility requires more than personal ambitions

Spohrer, Konstanze (2018) The problem with 'raising aspiration' strategies: social mobility requires more than personal ambitions. British Politics and Policy at LSE (09 May 2018). Website.

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Abstract

The perceived lack of aspiration among young people from lower socio-economic backgrounds is used as a convenient explanation for the stagnating levels of social mobility. As a result, the 'raising of aspirations' has become the focus of government strategy over the past 20 years. Konstanze Spohrer explains why this has the effect of portraying educational success and opportunity as a matter of attitudinal change.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy
Additional Information: © 2018 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Date Deposited: 16 Aug 2018 08:31
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2021 23:21
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/89965

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