Janet Downs: Education’s role in fuelling social mobility is limited, says academic. Instead, implement social and economic policies aimed at making society more equal.
It’s received wisdom that social mobility has fallen in the UK. And education is viewed as crucial in increasing mobility. But John Goldthorpe* of Oxford University disputes this. This view stemmed from a 2001 Discussion Paper which looked at social mobility in terms of earnings. This suggested social mobility had fallen between the late 50s and 1970. The results were disseminated in ... read more and comment →
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