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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Lost Learning, Lost Earnings

We calculated the potential economic impact of school closures.

Social Mobility and COVID-19

We look at the potential impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

07 April 2020
Social Mobility Polling 2019

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

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.

07 November 2019
Social Mobility 2017

We published three research reports to coincide with our Social Mobility 2017 summit.

11 July 2017
The Social Mobility Index

The Social Mobility Index looks at five measures of social mobility through education in each parliamentary constituency in England.

17 April 2015
Sutton Trust,
Social Mobility 2009

Ipsos Mori poll of over 2,000 people's attitudes to social mobility and inequality.

01 September 2009
Ipsos Mori,
Intergenerational Mobility in Europe and Nort...

A study of eight European and North American countries comparing the life chances of children born in the 1950s,...