Upward mobility slows

April 22, 2005

Mobility between social classes has declined during the past 30 years - partly due to the expansion of higher education, which "disproportionately favoured those from higher income backgrounds", says a paper published this week by the London School of Economics.

The paper from the Centre for Economic Performance concludes that UKchildren brought up in the 1960s had a better chance of moving into a higher income bracket in adult life than counterparts born in the 1970s.

You've reached your article limit

Register to continue

Get a month's unlimited access to THE content online. Just register and complete your career summary.

Registration is free and only takes a moment. Once registered you can read a total of 3 articles each month, plus:

  • Sign up for the editor's highlights
  • Receive World University Rankings news first
  • Get job alerts, shortlist jobs and save job searches
  • Participate in reader discussions and post comments

Have your say

Log in or register to post comments