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The changing geography of intergenerational social mobility

1:30 pm to 3:00 pm, 30 July 2019

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This seminar explores geographic differences in social mobility, with evidence presented on occupational wages, home ownership and education.

This event is free.

Event Information

Open to

All

Availability

Yes

Cost

Free

Organiser

Jade Hunter, Senior Access Officer (Research)

Location

B17
1-19 Torrington Place
London
WC1E 7HB

In the UK, a scarcity of data has made it difficult to assess how where you grow up, in addition to family background, impacts social mobility in adulthood.

Dr Brian Bell (King's College London) presents research into intergenerational social mobility across three cohorts in England and Wales using linked census microdata. Testing the robustness of existing survey evidence on mobility trends over time, this large dataset also permits analysis to be undertaken at a more geographically disaggregated level than was previously possible.

This seminar is part of the Social Mobility and Access to Higher Education series, organised by the UCL Access and Widening Participation team. 

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About the Speaker

Dr Brian Bell

Senior Lecturer in Economics at King’s College London

Previous to his appointment at King’s, Dr Brian Bell was Associate Professor in Economics at the University of Oxford (2012-2016) and Research Fellow at the Centre for Economic Performance at LSE (2009-2012), where he remains a Research Associate. Brian's main research interests fall in two areas, issues related to wages and inequality, and the economics of crime. He is also an Editor of the Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics. He is also a member of the Migration Advisory Committee.