The lottery of birth
The lottery of birth

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The lottery of birth

1.2.9 Thinking point: social mobility – growing or shrinking?

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Looking back at your own childhood, do you think there was greater social mobility when you were growing up than there is today?

We have already seen that social mobility in the UK and USA has reduced. In the UK, the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission monitors the progress of the government, universities, employers and other agencies in improving social mobility and reducing child poverty in line with the targets set in the Child Poverty Act 2010.

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