Initial ideas about social mobility and meritocracy since the 1980s…
Initial ideas about social mobility and meritocracy since the 1980s
neo-liberal approach of the Thatcher government
right wing economic/social policy; the "Right to Buy" housing program, low taxation, anti-welfare state.
wide criticism for failing to enforce policy which alleviated individuals/families out of policy-too anti-interventionist.
subsidized childcare policy. (inaccessibility/high expense of childcare=key barrier to employment.)
left-wing/centrist policies=more interventionist and pro-welfare state to engineer greater social mobility.
Labour's 2019 proposals to abolish independent schools and distribute assets across the state sector
tackling elitism? Or ridding parents of the right to choice over their child's education
Coalition government 2010-15
"Opening Doors, Breaking Barriers" social mobility scheme.
poverty in the UK
impacts of class and economic background
future projections predict a worsening situation
class is one of the most significant determinants of one's ability to progress in society
progress is happening at a painfully slow rate, if at all
social mobility has generally been stagnant in the past decade.
lack of meritocracy: those of similar qualifications/experience/skills etc. are still at an advantage/disadvantage depending on their socio-economic background.
class disparity in university enrollment
early years-importance of facilitating inter-generational social mobility early in a child's life-the problem must be combatted at as early a stage as possible.
privately-educated vs. state-education.
elitism in top universities and top professions
USA-impressive social mobility
the "American Dream"
element of "luck"? is it an illusion?
poorer social mobility-e.g. India?
one of the poorest rates in the world