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Social class still a barrier to progress, study shows

Posted on 10 October 2022

Research by CRESJ's Dr Daniel McArthur and Dr Katharina Hecht, of Northeastern University in Boston, has shown that class background remains a barrier to accessing opportunities in later life, even among those who are successful.

The study, which is published in the British Sociological Association’s journal Sociology and featured in an article in The Guardian, found that those who came from a prosperous background were much more likely to move around the UK, and ended up in richer areas when they did move, than those with working-class parents.
Read more about the study in The Guardian, or read the paper itself.