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CentrePiece Article
Social Mobility in Britain: Low and Falling
Jo Blanden, Paul Gregg and Stephen Machin
February 2005
Paper No' CEPCP172:
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CentrePiece 10 (1) Spring 2005

The government wants 'to create a Britain that is economically successful because it is socially mobile'. But new research by Jo Blanden, Paul Gregg and Stephen Machin indicates that social mobility is not only declining but also significantly lower than in some other developed countries.

More details on the research discussed here are in 'Intergenerational Mobility in Europe and North America' by Jo Blanden, Paul Gregg and Stephen Machin - a report supported by the Sutton Trust
This paper has been published as:
Jo Blanden, Paul Gregg and Stephen Machin, 'Educational Inequality and Intergenerational Mobility' in Stephen Machin and Anna Vignoles (eds.) What's the Good of Education? The Economics of Education in the UK, Princeton University Press, 2005.