In public policy, university has often been seen as a one-stop shop for social mobility. Recent research, though, shows that a student’s background before entering university affects their destination once they graduate. Students from ‘disadvantaged’ backgrounds earn less and have less access to the ‘traditional’ professions than their peers from a more advantaged background, even controlling for degree outcome.
Our panel will explore these issues, bringing together academics, employers, professionals working in the area and students themselves to consider why such inequality persists and what, if anything, can be done about it.
Anna-Mariya Angelinova is a current LSE undergraduate student.
Shaun Harris is Deputy Director of LSE Careers.
Ruth Kattumuri is is Co-Director of India Observatory.
Isra Saker is a participant on LSE CHOICE and a prospective LSE student
Laura Yates is Head of Graduate Talent at Clifford Chance.
Sam Friedman is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at the LSE. His research focuses on the cultural dimensions of contemporary class division.
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This event is part of the LSE Festival: Beveridge 2.0 running from Monday 19 to Saturday 24 February 2018, with a series of events rethinking the welfare state for the 21st century and the global context.