What Do We Know and What Should We Do About…: Social Mobility?

Lead-authored by the UK's first Professor of Social Mobility and based on new emerging research, the authors together provide background to social mobility and its different facets before proposing radical reform and ways to systemically tackle the growing lack of social mobility in UK society. It is a key topic in the news and public debate as demonstrated by these recent examples of BBC TV and radio from August and September of last year: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0001y8x; https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p07hy0gq. They are the best possible authors on the topic: LEM has a very strong profile, he holds an OBE and is media active with 5445 Twitter followers following a background in education journalism and having written for The Guardian and The Times. https://twitter.com/LEM_Exeter. Together with Steve Machin (https://twitter.com/s_machin_) at the LSE where a lot of this research is undertaken (LEM is Visiting Senior Fellow at LSE), they have already written a popular Penguin/Pelican title about social mobility (see below). The two published Social Mobility: And its Enemies with Penguin in September last year. It is a similar format to WDWK (book is 8.99 pounds and 272pp) but differs as: • more of a historical text; • doesn't include the arguments for radical reform that will be made in the SAGE title; • based on research which the authors have since built upon (so the SAGE book will include new research).

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