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Our agenda-setting research identifies the root causes of low social mobility and promotes effective solutions through education and employment.

Since 1997 we've published over 250 reports, many of which have gone on to influence national policy.


Major new cohort study examining the long-term impact of the pandemic on educational inequality and social mobility.

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CECIL: Final Report

The final report from the Coaching Early Conversations, Interaction and Language (CECIL) project.

Inequality in early years education

The first policy briefing in our General Election series looks at early education.

24 January 2024
World Class: Global learnings for England on ...

What can England learn from early years systems around the world?

Equal hours?

New analysis on the impact of the number of hours that young children have in early years education.

31 January 2023

A summary of the Coaching Early Conversations Interaction and Language (CECIL) project.

Fairness First: Social Mobility, Covid and Ed...

Our priorities for education recovery.

20 May 2021
Early Years Workforce Review

Looking into the policies and impacts of the 2012 Nutbrown Review.

Getting the Balance Right

The impact of the 30 hours free childcare policy on social mobility.

01 July 2020