San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
TUC Seminar - "What Can Public Policy Do To Encourage (Or Discourage) Social Mobility?”
13th May 2-30-4pm, with refreshments available from 2.15pm
Alan Milburn, the chair of the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission, has kindly agreed to be the keynote speaker and Kay Carberry, the TUC’s Assistant General Secretary will speak for the TUC. Baroness Claire Tyler, vice-Chair, All Party Parliamentary Group on Social Mobility and Liberal Democrat peer will give the Liberal Democrat perspective. Rt Hon Stephen Timms MP, Shadow Minister of State for Employment will be the Labour Party speaker. Phil Collins from The Times will chair the event.
Governments, media commentators and academics all agree that more social mobility would be a good thing and that Britain does not have enough of it. International comparisons suggest that more unequal countries have less social mobility – a controversial point, as Britain seems headed for less redistribution and widening income and wealth gaps. What else can governments do to influence the prospects for coming generations? Can education or labour market policy make a difference?
On 13 May we will also be launching Dismantling the Barriers to Social Mobility, a report written for the TUC by Ben Baumberg and Declan Gaffney. This report takes a new look at the connections between inequality and social mobility and the consequences for individuals of a world with less social mobility and more inequality.
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