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...UK-wide, we have increased our school leaver intake by 47 per cent because we have already started to see the positive results that increased social mobility and diversity can have on both your bottom line and wider society. ... Recent research from the Centre for Economic Performance
suggested that Britain has roughly the same levels of social mobility as the United States, but trails other nations with similar demographics and economic history, such as Canada, the Nordic countries and Germany. Even more concerning is the evidence that our standing in this field is heading in a downward trend.
This article was published online by the Herald Scotland on August 25, 2016
Link to article here
Intergenerational Mobility in Europe and North America: A Report Supported by the Sutton Trust, Jo Blanden, Paul Gregg and Stephen Machin, Centre for Economic Performance Speical Report, April 2005
Social mobility in Britain: low and falling, Jo Blanden, Paul Gregg and Stephen Machin. Article in CentrePiece Volume 10, Issue 1, Spring 2005
Jo Blanden webpage
Stephen Machin webpage
Education and Skills Programme webpage
was interviewed live on LBC radio with Nick Ferrari on 24 August 2016. The topic was Brexit and whether we should have a second referendum. The background was Owen Smith's announcement of having a second referendum if he were to become prime minister.
This interview was broadcast on LBC Radio on August 24, 2016
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Trade Programme webpage
institutes in LSE are hosting a new seminar series: the Grantham
Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment (GRI),
the Centre for the Analysis of Social Exclusion (CASE) and the new
International Inequalities Institute (III). It will be chaired
by Prof Ian Gough, Visiting Professor at CASE and Associate at Grantham.
The overlap between
environmental pressures and degradation on the one hand and the ‘social
dimension’ of inequality and human wellbeing on the other hand is of immense
importance but under-researched. There is a yawning gap to be filled by a
coherent, exciting and interdisciplinary research agenda. This series of
seminars will explore and develop that agenda.
seminars will be focused in two ways: on global warming and climate change
rather than a wider range of environmental problems, and on the UK and other
rich countries - the ‘welfare states’ of the OECD, roughly the same as and the
Kyoto Annex II countries.
The first six seminars of the
series will take place
November 2016, 12.00-13.30 with
Gough on ‘Climate change, Inequality and
Social Policy’. Registration is required.
Sign up for this seminar.
The analysis suggests that the economic divergence between London and
the Northern regions in England continues to grow. The gaps are also
growing in relation to a number of social outcomes, such as education and
health, with improvement in these outcomes in London being in line with economic
conditions in the capital bouncing back to pre-recession levels or beyond while
the North lags behind. But economic growth in London has not resulted in
reduced poverty or inequality. The full paper is available here:
Pulling in the Same Direction? Economic and Social Outcomes in London and the
North of England Since the Recession,
by Polina Obolenskaya, Ruth Lupton and Bert Provan.