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A broken social elevator?

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

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A broken social elevator?

This report provides new evidence on social mobility in the context of increased inequalities of income and opportunities in OECD and selected emerging economies. It covers the aspects of both social mobility between parents and children and of personal income mobility over the life course, and their drivers. The report shows that social mobility from parents to offspring is low across the different dimensions of earnings, education, occupation and health, and that the same prevails for personal income mobility over the life course. There is in particular a lack of mobility at the bottom and at the top of the social ladder - with "sticky floors" preventing upward mobility for many and "sticky ceilings" associated with opportunity hoarding at the top. The lack of social mobility has economic, societal and political consequences. This report shows that there is space for policies to make societies more mobile and protect households from adverse income shocks. It discusses the options and measures that policy makers can consider how to improve social mobility across and within generations.

Media Books     Paperback Book   (Book with soft cover and glued back)
Released July 4, 2018
ISBN13 9789264301078
Publishers Organization for Economic Co-operation a
Pages 351
Dimensions 210 × 280 × 19 mm   ·   793 g
Language English  

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