The case for social mobility

“If we want our children to have equal opportunities in life, reducing income inequality is the most important step we can take towards achieving that goal. Bigger income differences between rich and poor are a powerful constraint on social mobility, diminishing life chances for children from less privileged backgrounds and making a level playing field an even more distant prospect.”

This is an extract from an article published this week by Kate Pickett and Richard Wilkinson. They are actually the authors of an immensely thoughtful book called “The Spirit Levl” which i have reviewed here.


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