#008 – Research round up: Social mobility. Age, university and employment
by Iesha Small
11th August 2017
They discuss social mobility in a variety of contexts. How some well-known employers are making their commitment to social mobility clear and why different generations have different perspectives about social mobility in the UK.
In this episode Iesha and Sam discuss
- Do we live in a meritocracy?
- What structures need to be in place for true social mobility
- Why are young people paradoxically jaded and optimistic about different aspects of social mobility?
- How can employers impact social mobility?
- What incentives do employers have to help make a fairer society?
- The link between graduate earnings and involvement in extra-curricular activities at university
- Why Sam feels it’s socially unjust to consider internships when recruiting for jobs or university courses
- And much, much more
Resources/people featured or mentioned
- The social mobility barometer – Social Mobility Commission
- British Cohort Study
- Millennium cohort study
- Social mobility index
- Graduate Outcomes and Social Mobility -The Bridge group
Show notes and links for this episode can be found at
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