Social Mobility and its Enemies
29 October 2018
Location: Peacock Theatre, London School of Economics
Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Speakers: Lee Elliot Major (Sutton Trust) and Stephen Machin (CEP, LSE).
Chair: Dame Minouche Shafik (Director, LSE)
To mark the launch of their new book, Social Mobility and its Enemies, Lee Elliot Major and Stephen Machin will discuss cutting-edge research into how social mobility has changed in Britain over the years.
How to attend:
This event will take place at the Peacock Theatre, LSE from 6:30pm and will be chaired by LSE Director Minouche Shafik.It is free to attend and open to all. Tickets are available from EventBrite.
About the Speakers:
Lee Elliot Major is Chief Executive of the Sutton Trust, a foundation dedicated to improving social mobility in the UK through evidence-based programmes, research and policy advocacy.
Stephen Machin is Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics and Director of the Centre for Economic Performance.
About the book:
Apart from the USA, Britain has the lowest social mobility in the Western world. The lack of movement in who gets where in society - particularly when people are stuck at the bottom and the top - costs the nation dear, both in terms of the unfulfilled talents of those left behind and an increasingly detached elite, disinterested in improvements that benefit the rest of society.
This book analyses cutting-edge research into how social mobility has changed in Britain over the years, the shifting role of schools and universities in creating a fairer future, and the key to what makes some countries and regions so much richer in opportunities, bringing a clearer understanding of what works and how we can better shape our future.This book is published by Penguin and will be released on 27 September 2018. You can pre-order from the publisher's website at: https://www.penguin.co.uk/books/306476/social-mobility/9780241317020.html
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