Adam Swift: Social Mobilities, 23 January 2020
Show More Social Mobility and Its Enemies by Lee Elliot Major and Stephen Machin.
Pelican, 272 pp., £8.99, September 2018, 978 0 241 31702 0Show More
Social Mobility and Education in Britain by Erzsébet Bukodi and John Goldthorpe.
Cambridge, 249 pp., £19.99, December 2018, 978 1 108 46821 3Show More
The Class Ceiling: Why It Pays to Be Privileged by Sam Friedman and Daniel Laurison.
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“... sociologist thinks that tells us anything about mobility, though some economists do. Among them is Stephen Machin, whose Social Mobility and Its Enemies (co-authored with Lee Elliot Major) likens absolute social mobility to a caravan progressing across a desert. But that’s confusing: higher levels of social mobility may be a means to faster growth, but ...”