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Social Mobility and Education

The impact of global economic changes has been to boost the premium attached to high skills. As the UK’s most globalised city, London has been particularly exposed to the transformations towards a skilled economy. The response, in a process that has been mirrored across the UK and much of the world, has been a sharp rise in the number of Londoners obtaining degree level qualifications. Higher education has shifted from being a minority pursuit to a mass expectation, yet the prevailing social inequality in London suggests that is it not accessible to all.

This project seeks to understand patterns of access to higher education in London.

 

The Department for Culture Media and Sport

Report

1 November 2011 | Stephen Evans, Rob Whitehead

London’s Calling There has been a sharp rise in the number of Londoners obtaining degrees, but going to university is still not an option for all. This report aims to understand why.