social mobility


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social mobility

the process of moving upward or downward in the social hierarchy.
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The second is that accountancy remains an aspirational and accessible route to social mobility for many.
Views about social mobility are not uniform across the political spectrum or geographic regions.
Recently the Government published its social mobility action plan "Unlocking talent, fulfilling potential".
It identified "hotspots", where social mobility is good, and "coldspots", where it was poor.
We are making good progress with social mobility - we have increased the national living wage, cut income tax for the lowest paid and doubled free childcare," the spokesman said.
From a job for life to precarious work presents challenges--and opportunities--to inequality and social mobility
Cameron went as far as setting up the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission, chaired since its 2012 inception by former Labour Health Secretary Alan Milburn.
During his speech he talked about social mobility and he wants people from poor backgrounds to get on and make something of themselves, but we all know this is just talk as social mobility has been dead in the water for decades, and if you are born poor as your family were you are more likely to die poor.
Advocating social mobility reflects the importance our society places on the wider principle of valuing each and every individual.
Making parents, teachers and school-children more aware of the real value of vocational routes into engineering could hold the key to greater social mobility, according to a new report by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).