Tag: social mobility

Book Review: What Do We Know and What Should We Do About Social Mobility? by Lee Elliott Major and Stephen Machin

Rose Deller , June 10th, 2021


In What Do We Know and What Should We Do About Social Mobility? Lee Elliott Major and Stephen Machin give an account of the long experience of social mobility in the…


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Book Review: Accidental Feminism: Gender Parity and Selective Mobility Among India’s Professional Elite by Swethaa S. Ballakrishnen

Rose Deller , April 28th, 2021


In Accidental Feminism: Gender Parity and Selective Mobility Among India’s Professional Elite, Swethaa S. Ballakrishnen explores the fact that elite law firms in India display unexpected levels of gen…


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Book Review: The End of Aspiration? Social Mobility and our Children’s Fading Prospects by Duncan Exley

Rose Deller , December 7th, 2020


In The End of Aspiration?, Duncan Exley reflects on the current social mobility crisis facing the UK and the ways that this can be addressed across government, business…


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Book Review: Experiences of Academics from a Working-Class Heritage by Carole Binns

Rose Deller , November 19th, 2020


In Experiences of Academics from a Working-Class Heritage, Carole Binns draws on interviews with fourteen tenured academics from a working-class background to reveal the complexities faced by individu…


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Book Review: The Meritocracy Trap by Daniel Markovits

Rose Deller , March 30th, 2020


In The Meritocracy Trap, Daniel Markovits argues that rather than aiding social mobility, the concept of meritocracy has become the single greatest obstacle to equal opportunities in the…


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Book Review: Social Mobility and its Enemies by Lee Elliot Major and Stephen Machin

Rose Deller , September 25th, 2019


In Social Mobility and its Enemies, Lee Elliot Major and Stephen Machin offer a thought-provoking assessment of the state of social mobility in Britain. In the context of much social and…


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Book Review: Posh Boys: How the English Public Schools Ruin Britain by Robert Verkaik

Rose Deller , June 3rd, 2019


In Posh Boys: How the English Public Schools Ruin Britain, Robert Verkaik explores the role that public schooling plays in reproducing inequality in Britain, showing how public schools enable wealthy…


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Book Review: Stepping into the Elite: Trajectories of Social Achievement in India, France and the United States by Jules Naudet

Rose Deller , November 26th, 2018


In Stepping into the Elite: Trajectories of Social Achievement in India, France and the United States, Jules Naudet draws on interviews with individuals in these three nations to…


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Book Review: Against Meritocracy: Culture, Power and Myths of Mobility by Jo Littler

Rose Deller , June 4th, 2018


In Against Meritocracy: Culture, Power and Myths of Mobility, Jo Littler offers a rich analysis that intricately teases out the grasp ‘merit’ and ‘meritocracy’ have on everyday…


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Book Review: Miseducation: Inequality, Education and the Working Classes by Diane Reay

Rose Deller , March 22nd, 2018


In Miseducation: Inequality, Education and the Working Classes, Diane Reay draws on interviews with over 500 children to explore the class inequalities that persist in UK education today from the…


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Juliano Andrade Spyer , February 5th, 2016


The last four months of 2015 were tough. I was locking myself in a claustrophobic student carrel every day, spending 9 hours staring at a computer screen but…


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