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CEP election analysis
Social mobility
Lee Elliot Major and Stephen Machin
November 2019
Paper No' CEPEA045:
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Tags: social mobility; inequality; intergenerational; 2019 general election

Debates over how to improve life prospects for people irrespective of their family background promise to be a key theme in the run-up to the 2019 General Election. This briefing summarises evidence on social mobility from the Centre for Economic Performance (CEP) at LSE, drawing in particular on the Elliot Major and Machin (2018) Penguin book Social Mobility and Its Enemies and, where relevant, using updated data.

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