Yesterday saw the publication of Getting On, Getting Ahead, a discussion paper from the government's Strategy Unit. The report is based on research carried out by the LSE and Bristol University, and suggests that social mobility in the UK (the ability of individuals to move between social classes and income brackets) may have been improving in the years since 2000. The government is expected to launch a white paper in this area before the end of the year.

Some of the claims of the report have been challenged by the Conservative party and the educational charity the Sutton Trust; you can read about the Trust's own research in this area by looking at this previous post.


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