Young People Have A Part To Play In Creating Social Mobility

Social mobility plays into several different themes, including educational equality, child poverty and unemployment levels. Official unemployment figures have been falling since they peaked in 2011 at 8.5%, although it’s unclear whether other external factors have contributed to this, such as a rise in part time work. On top of that, youth unemployment remains significantly higher than the headline rate at 13.7%. Educational equality is a hot topic for debate, with the proposed return of grammar schools; for some, bastions of social immobility; for others, a step upwards to university that otherwise wouldn’t or couldn’t have been taken.

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