Monday, May 01, 2006

Education and social mobility

In my recent article on education for Guardian Unlimited I wrote:

In April 2005 a widely reported London School of Economics study argued that social mobility is declining in Britain. Comparing children born in 1958 and in 1970, it found that, among those from the poorest fifth of families, the proportion obtaining a degree had risen from 6% to 9%.

Among the richest fifth it had risen from 20% to 47%.

There is a page on the LSE website which links to a .pdf of the whole report and to lots of interesting press coverage.

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