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CEP election analysis

Social mobility


Debates over how to improve life prospects for people irrespective of their family background promise to be a key theme in the run-up to the 2019 General Election. This briefing summarises evidence on social mobility from the Centre for Economic Performance (CEP) at LSE, drawing in particular on the Elliot Major and Machin (2018) Penguin book Social Mobility and Its Enemies and, where relevant, using updated data.


Lee Elliot Major and Stephen Machin

20 November 2019     Paper Number CEPEA045

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