Social mobility is stalling — here’s one way to kickstart it

Five generations: that’s how long it could take for descendants of a poor family today to reach the average income in their country.

That’s just one example of the damning state of affairs outlined in the OECD’s new report on social mobility. The “social elevator” — the capacity for children to outperform their parents — may be broken, or at least in need of mending.

Apolitical spoke to Gabriela Ramos, OECD Chief of Staff and Sherpa to the G20, about the scale of the crisis, and how governments around the world can begin to fix it. She recommended one policy above all others — a “win-win” which Ramos believes has the biggest potential to transform the life chances of poor children.

Read the whole article here: https://apolitical.co/solution_article/social-mobility-is-stalling-heres-one-way-to-kickstart-it/


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