Social mobility: the next steps

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Great Britain. Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission
Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission
Date of publication
1 July 2013
Social Policy, Children and Young People, Education and Skills, Employment, Poverty Alleviation Welfare Benefits and Financial Inclusion
Social welfare
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This report offers advice on the three or four most impactful steps the government could take to improve social mobility. It argues that these are:

  • to strengthen its commitment to closing attainment gaps through its early years strategy, including by developing a long term plan with clear ambitions and milestones and new accountability arrangements
  • to address the weaknesses in the system for young people not heading to higher education and strengthen non-academic routes
  • to seek to give adults real chances to improve their position in life by unlocking in-work progression, especially on hourly wages, and tackling low pay.

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