For Britain’s Young People Social Mobility Is Only Getting Worse, Not Better

Britain’s social mobility problem, for this generation of young people in particular, is getting worse not better. Those born in the 1980s are the first post-war cohort not to start their working years with higher incomes than their immediate predecessors. Home ownership, the aspiration of successive generations of ordinary people, is in sharp decline, among the young especially.The twentieth century expectation that each generation would be better off than the preceding one is no longer being met.

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