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The success paradox : why we need a holistic theory of social mobility

Author: Graeme Atherton
Publisher: Bristol : Policy Press, 2016. ©2016
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This work provides an alternative, original vision of social mobility and a route-map to achieving it. It examines how the term 'social mobility' structures what success means and the impact that has on society. Providing a new holistic approach that encompasses education, the economy and politics, Atherton recasts the relationship with employers, embracing radical opportunities provided by technology and rethinking  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Atherton, Graeme.
Success paradox.
Bristol : Policy Press, 2016
(OCoLC)891612240
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Graeme Atherton
ISBN: 9781447316367 1447316363
OCLC Number: 935112313
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction;Why we need a new theory of social mobility;Rising, Falling or staying the same? The academic discourse on social mobility;Unpicking the political consensus on social mobility;Breaking the Attainment Addiction;Unbundling, diversification and ecological: New models for Higher Education;Hourglass, molecule or pyramid? Social mobility and the labour market;Social Mobility, well-being and class;A new politics for social mobility;Conclusions: Re-framing social mobility.
Responsibility: Graeme Atherton.

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This timely book provides an alternative vision of social mobility and a route-map to achieving it. It examines how the term `social mobility' structures what success means and the impact that has on  Read more...

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"A useful and thought-provoking contribution to current debates on the notion of success that is engaging and accessible." Sheila Riddell, University of Edinburgh

 
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