Mobility manifesto : a report on cost effective ways to achieve greater social mobility through education, based on work by the Boston Consulting Group /Publication details: London, U.K. Sutton Trust 2010 Description: PDFSubject(s): Social Mobility Great Britain | Education Economic Aspects - Great Britain | Children And Poverty Government Policy - Great Britain | School Children Services For - Great Britain | Low Income Families Social Aspects | Academic Achievement Social Aspects | Disadvantaged Groups | Social Exclusion | Educational Participation | School Retention | Service Provision | Programs | The Sutton Trust | EducationOnline Resources: Electronic copy
March 2010 Foreword by Sir Peter Lampl
The body of this report is a review of potential mobility enhancing education schemes. The backdrop, however, is a parallel analysis also undertaken by BCG that developed some overall estimates of the extra economic wealth that higher levels of social mobility would generate for the UK. Here, increased social mobility is defined as improved educational attainment for children from the most disadvantaged homes (with the least educated parents) effectively a weakening of the link between family background and children outcomes.