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How inequality runs in families : unfair advantage and the limits of social mobility

Author: Gideon Calder
Publisher: Bristol, UK : Policy Press, 2016.
Series: Policy Press shorts., Insights.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Most people agree that every child deserves an equal chance to flourish. Most also value family life. Yet the family plays a surprisingly crucial part in maintaining inequality from one generation to the next. The children of disadvantaged parents typically achieve less and die younger. Early in their school careers, even the most able among them fall behind their better-off peers. They are then 8 times less likely  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gideon Calder
ISBN: 9781447331537 1447331532
OCLC Number: 944087513
Description: xi, 132 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
The family and social justice --
Social mobility and class fate --
Unpacking equality of opportunity --
Towards real equality of life chances? --
Seven conclusions.
Series Title: Policy Press shorts., Insights.
Responsibility: Gideon Calder.

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In the UK, as in other rich countries, the `playing-field' is anything but level and the family plays a surprisingly crucial part in maintaining inequality. This book explores how seemingly mundane  Read more...

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"A must for everyone interested in making the UK a fair, just and rewarding society... Gideon Calder asks difficult questions and offers thoughtful and thought-provoking ideas."?? Kate Pickett, Read more...

 
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