Department of Social & Policy Sciences

The Challenge of Improving Social Mobility

Mon Mar 12 14:30:00 GMT 2018

The challenge of improving social mobility continues to be in the headlines. The challenge goes far beyond government, especially in the housing and labour markets. This conference offers the latest insights on the topic by bringing together Nick Clegg and other key figures in the policy debates around social mobility, with evidence of action from leading employers, as well as academic research on housing and intergenerational wealth accumulation.

Time: 1030-1630


Sir Nick Clegg,  Former Deputy Prime Minister and former leader of the Liberal Democrats

David Johnston, Chief Executive, Social Mobility Foundation

Torsten Bell, Director of the Resolution Foundation and former Special Adviser to the then Chancellor of the Exchequer Alistair Darling

Lindsey Macmillan, Reader in Economics, University College London 

Jo Blanden,  Reader in Economics, University of Surrey
Laura Gardiner, Principal Researcher, Resolution Foundation
Malcolm A Gomersall, Partner, Grant Thornton UK LLP
Matthew Coats, Chief Operating Officer, Ministry of Justice
Mark J Jackson, EMEIA Lead, Fujitsu


About the series:

This series of conference and academic seminars funded by the ESRC, entitled,  'Child Poverty and Social Mobility: Lessons for Research and Policy’ is co-ordinated by the  Centre for the Analysis of Social Policy, University of Bath. 

The events bring together academics and policy makers to help improve our understanding of both the causes and consequences of declining social mobility and child poverty in Britain; to assess the influence that policy has had on these trends; and to consider how policy makers might now best respond to declining mobility. 

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