Seven Key Truths About Social Mobility

01 May 2012 14:30

Seven Key Truths About Social Mobility


You can download a copy of the APPG on Social Mobility's interim report here

The idea that life chances should not be limited by the circumstances of background is a theme for all political parties.  Though policy approaches vary, most agree that social mobility is a key part of a fair and just society.  But there remain important questions about social mobility: What actually is it, and how do you measure it?  Can education make up for an unequal start in life?  How far should universities make allowance for applicants’ backgrounds? What is the effect of role models, mentoring, internships or work experience?
The All Party Parliamentary Group on Social Mobility was established in 2011 to address these kinds of questions, to hear from expert witnesses and synthesise findings across the wide spectrum of mobility-related policy areas. Policy Exchange are pleased to invite you to the launch of the Group’s interim report, Seven Key Truths About Social Mobility which is intended to help frame the debate and prioritise challenges for policy-makers.


CHAIR | David Skelton | Deputy Director and Head of Research | Policy Exchange
Damian Hinds MP | Chair | APPG on Social Mobility & Member of Parliament for East Hampshire
Rt Hon Hazel Blears MP | Vice-Chair | APPG on Social Mobility & Member of Parliament for Salford
Baroness Claire Tyler | Liberal Democrat Peer, Member | APPG on Social Mobility and Chair | Cafcass

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