Social mobility and income inequality: The international evidence

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London flats and office blocks Written by Declan Gaffney and Ben Baumberg, authors of the new Touchstone Extra pamphlet “ Dismantling the Barriers to Social Mobility “.

Why do some countries have more social mobility than others? The question is important, as it goes to the heart of the issue of equality of opportunity. In order to evaluate equality of opportunity in the UK, we need a point of comparison which gives a sense of how much mobility is achievable, and comparisons with other wealthy nations are the best place to start. By looking at factors associated with higher […]