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What is social mobility – and why should I care for my children?

Quite simply put, social mobility refers to like the video below states, leveling the playing field of life. It’s the progression or lack of progression in society and your community, that has a direct effect on how generations in families move through the social class system, and how the wealth gap changes.

Social mobility is getting worse, leading to extremes of inequality and a disconnected, dysfunctional elite. So what can we do to create a more level playing field? Lee Elliot Major explores how middle-class privilege is increasingly ingrained by our education system, arguing that radical reforms are needed to tackle a massive waste of talent.