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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