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Beyond Mobility: From Individual Success to Community Uplift

This pamphlet argues that the concept of social mobility is no longer fit for purpose because it individualises the notion of success and legitimates the ignoring of social and economic disparities.

It makes the case for changing the narrative to one where public policy creates communities that fosters wellbeing and allows people to lead a life of dignity and respect regardless of whether they ‘rise’ or not.

First published by IPPR as part of their essay collection: 'Move on Up? Social Mobility, Opportunity and Equality'

Work areas: Inequality.