Youth in France protest changes against changes to unemployment benefits.
The ladder of social mobility isn't what it used to be. An expert at Cornell explains how global demographic trends are widening the economic gap among young people.
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The working-class son of a bus driver has been elected to one of the most important roles in UK politics.
A grounding in grandeur: Winchester College in Hampshire.
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More children are going to independent school in the UK, according to a new census.
The wealth parade.
Today's classes were born out of the machine age. They are not fit for purpose in 21st century Britain.
Universities have experienced a big drop in part-time students.
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Part-time students are some of the most disadvantaged – universities need money to help them.
Top firms play can play an important role in increasing social mobility but narrow recruitment processes mean they are also missing out on great talent.
To make politicians invest more in quality public education, more people need to vote.
Fair access and widening participation are a social and economic necessity.
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The higher education sector must collaborate to reach out to applicants from poor and diverse backgrounds.
Already at the head of life’s line-up.
Private school graduates earn more and are more likely to get top professional jobs. It has a lot to do with their grades.
The future hinges too much on this piece of paper.
By basing their admissions systems on grades, universities are perpetuating social inequality.
Did your folks finish high school? If not, you might be getting paid less for it.
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A new report shows that hourly wages of workers whose parents had a tertiary degree are significantly higher, on average, than hourly wages of workers whose parents have lesser qualifications.
The world is your oyster — you’ll need to top it up yourself.
PM tells local school the future is bright. Probably best not to focus on the past five years.
Time to wave them off.
In some significant ways, Americans have fewer avenues for advancement than the characters of Mad Men do.
The growing inequality that triggered the Occupy protests, such as this one in Bennington, Vermont, is now registering as an issue with politicians at the highest level.
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The opportunity gap between well-off and poor American children is vast and, more alarmingly still, it is growing. Some political leaders are starting to take note of the grim consequences.
Modern day American poverty: Slab City, CA
Robert Putnam's new book aims to make the social inequality a core issue in the 2016 campaign: a member of his research team explains how.
Hurrah! But wait till you get to the office.
The expansion of higher education in the UK has been driven by a political desire to increase economic growth and to promote social mobility at the same time by drawing more graduates from a larger pool…
Getting ahead of your cohort.
As they reach the end of primary school, the UK’s children face persistent inequalities in their cognitive development. New findings from the Millennium Cohort Study (MCS), a survey of children born between…
Employable, but lacking employment options.
The number of professional and middle-class managerial jobs has shrunk, according to a new study by researchers at Oxford University. This is bad news for Britain’s graduates and represents a worrying…
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Improve the school results of children from poor backgrounds and they will escape poverty in adulthood. This is the way the UK government believes it can alleviate child poverty, built on a belief in the…
Unlevel playing field.
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University is often seen as a route to social mobility, providing the chance for all students to get higher status and better paid jobs no matter what kind of school they went to. But in our new research…