What Do We Know and What Should We Do About Social Mobility? makes FT best books list
17 November 2020
The book What Do We Know and What Should We Do About Social Mobility? has been named as one of the best books on economics this year by the Financial Times.
The book by Lee Elliot Major, professor of social mobility at the University of Exeter, and Stephen Machin, director of the Centre for Economic Performance, reveals the causes of low social mobility in the UK, explores international comparisons and sets out how the trend can be reversed.
It was chosen by Martin Wolf, chief economics commentator at the Financial Times, for his list of "must read" titles from 2020, as part of the FT series Best Books of the Year
Mr Wolf describes the book, published in September 2020, as “a definitive study” saying that the work not only rigorously marshalls the evidence on the UK’s relatively poor record on mobility, but illuminates the complexities of the solutions.
Last year, Extreme Economies, by the then CEP innovation research fellow, Richard Davies, made the FT’s 2019 Economics Best Books of the Year list.