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The new social mobility : how the politicians got it wrong

Author: Geoff Payne
Publisher: Bristol : Policy Press, 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Geoff Payne considers a wide range of dimensions of mobility and life chances to assess the causes and consequences of mobility as social and political processes and challenges well-established opinions of politicians, pressure groups, the press, academics and the public.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Geoff Payne
ISBN: 1447310659 9781447310655 9781447310662 1447310667
OCLC Number: 971340296
Description: ix, 229 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: One. There's a lot of it about' --
Two. Log cabins and field marshals' batons --
Three. Politicians rediscover social mobility --
Four. Documenting mobility --
Five. Tracing the origins --
Six. Why low, why now? --
Seven. The pessimism of earlier academic mobility analysis --
Eight. The emergence of a new society --
Nine. The new mobility regime --
Ten. Misconceptions of schooling and meritocracy --
Eleven. Tightening bonds and professional access --
Twelve. Moving on.
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