Breaking down the barriers to social mobility

Breaking down the barriers to social mobility

Despite the best efforts of successive UK governments to tackle social inequality and mobility, it would appear that a child’s life chances are still largely determined by parental income and social standing,” it says. “The children of middle class parents may not be better qualified than their poorer classmates, but they enjoy many more advantages when it comes to finding well-paid employment. Class-based cultures and prejudices are deeply ingrained in British society and breaking down these barriers will need a multi-pronged approach.”
This compounds the problems that often arise during times of economic strife. While job creation is healthy as we emerge from the pandemic, the 5.1% inflation rate has resulted in an effective 1.6% cut in pay. And as the cost of living crisis also increases businesses’ costs – energy, materials, etc – less scrupulous ones are likely to cut corners elsewhere, and it’s not uncommon for that to increase the risk of exploitative modern slavery practices, further widening the gap between the richest and poorest.

Breaking down the barriers to social mobility.

https://www.icaew.com/insights/viewpoints-on-the-news/2022/feb-2022/breaking-down-the-barriers-to-social-mobility

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