Our research

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 200 reports, many of which have gone on to influence national policy.

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Early Years Workforce Review

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


Covid-19 Impacts: Early Years

We explore how the pandemic is affecting early years education.


Getting the Balance Right

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


Date:
01 July 2020
Self-Regulation in the Early Years

Our action research pilot into developing early years essential skills.


Date:
03 December 2019
Social Mobility Polling 2019

Ahead of the General Election, we surveyed the British public on their attitudes to social mobility and opportunity.


Date:
20 November 2019
Mobility Manifesto 2019

Ahead of the 2019 election campaign, we set out an ambitious agenda to address Britain’s low mobility problem.


Date:
07 November 2019
Closing the Regional Attainment Gap

The APPG on Social Mobility reports on why there is such variation in how well disadvantaged pupils do across...


Date:
21 February 2019
EasyPeasy – Evaluation in Newham

Fiona Jelley and Prof Kathy Sylva present findings from an efficacy trial on parental engagement using the EasyPeasy app.


Date:
15 May 2018
Stop Start

Stop Start analyses the decline, adaptation and struggle of Sure Start children's centres across England.