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


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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
What prospects for mobility in the UK?

This summary presents the key findings from the latest and most comprehensive multi-country study of educational inequalities and their...

28 November 2011
Social Mobility 2009

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

01 September 2009
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,...