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The class ceiling : why it pays to be privileged

Author: Sam Friedman; Daniel Laurison
Publisher: Bristol, UK ; Chicago, IL, USA : Policy Press, 2019.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Politicians continually tell us that anyone can get ahead. But is that really true? This important book takes readers behind the closed doors of elite employers to reveal how class affects who gets to the top. Friedman and Laurison show that a powerful 'class pay gap' exists in Britain's elite occupations. Even when those from working-class backgrounds make it into prestigious jobs they earn, on average, 16% less  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sam Friedman; Daniel Laurison
ISBN: 1447336062 9781447336068
OCLC Number: 1011627307
Description: xiv, 367 pages, 16 pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Getting in --
Getting on --
Untangling the class pay gap --
Inside elite firms --
The bank of mum and dad --
A helping hand --
Fitting in --
View from the top --
Self-elimination --
Class ceilings : a new approach to social mobility --
Conclusion --
Epilogue: 10 ways to break the class ceiling.
Responsibility: Sam Friedman and Daniel Laurison.

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This important book takes readers behind the closed doors of elite employers to reveal how class affects who gets to the top. Drawing on 200 interviews across four case studies - television,  Read more...

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"The Class Ceiling blows apart the myth of our supposed meritocracy." The National (Scotland) "One of the most insightful works on the dynamics of inequality since Pickett and Wilkinson's The Spirit Read more...

 
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