Tag: social mobility
The working class don’t feel like they fit in middle-class jobs
People from working class backgrounds who are socially mobile and make it into middle class jobs are less likely to feel they fit into those jobs than those from middle class backgrounds. This is according to some contemporary sociological research which suggests support for the view that lack of cultural capital not only hinders working…
How to Break Into the Elite
Why don’t working class graduates with good degrees get the best jobs?
New research finds Grammar Schools provide equality of opportunity, and they’re good for social mobility
Supporting evidence for the view that grammar schools are good for equality of educational opportunity and social mobility, but the methods are a bit suspect!
Social Mobility: Start Poor, Stay Poor?
In July 2016 Theresa May gave a speech on the steps of Downing Street in which she proposed to build a ‘country that works for every one of us’ and not just for the ‘privileged few’. Seventeen months on, the board of the body charged with boosting social mobility resigned en masse, in a stunning…
Social Mobility Highest Around London, Lowest in some Rural Areas
According to a report released today, social mobility is generally highest around London and lowest in rural areas… How Social Mobility Varies by Local Authority in England in 2017 NB – There’s a nice ‘interactive’ infographic at the link above! London and its environs (mostly Surrey) have the highest levels of social mobility, while rural…
Ethnic inequalities in social mobility
Black and Asian Muslim children are less likely to get professional jobs, despite doing better at school, according to an official government report carried out by the Social Mobility Commission. This blog post summarizes this recent news article (December 2016) which can be used to highlight the extent of ethnic inequalities in social mobility – it…