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Social mobility : the politics, the reality, the alternative.

Boliver, V. and Byrne, D. (2013) 'Social mobility : the politics, the reality, the alternative.', Soundings : a journal of politics and culture., Winter 2013 (55).

Abstract

Social mobility – something we all think is wonderful, or do we? Certainly all the UK’s major political parties appear to be all for it, expressing concern about clear evidence that mobility between social classes in Britain has levelled off, and more contested evidence that there is now less mobility up and down the income ladder than there used to be. But what exactly do politicians and academics mean when they talk about social mobility? And is a more socially mobile society as achievable or even as desirable a goal as many seem to think?

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Publisher Web site:http://www.lwbooks.co.uk/journals/soundings/issue/55.html
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Date deposited:23 July 2014
Date of first online publication:2013
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