The Class Ceiling: why it pays to be privileged

Hosted by the Department of Sociology and the International Inequalities Institute

Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building


Dr Louise Ashley

Dr Sam Friedman

Dr Sam Friedman

Dr Daniel Laurison

Dr Daniel Laurison

Dr Faiza Shaheen

Dr Faiza Shaheen


Professor Mike Savage

Professor Mike Savage

How and why does class background still affect those in elite occupations? In this book launch the speakers look at barriers to upward mobility.

Louise Ashley is a senior lecturer in organization studies at Royal Holloway, University of London. 

Sam Friedman (@SamFriedmanSoc) is Associate Professor in Sociology at LSE and co-author of The Class Ceiling.

Daniel Laurison (@Daniel_Laurison) is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Swarthmore College and co-author of The Class Ceiling

Faiza Shaheen (@faizashaheen) is Director of the Centre for Labour and Social Studies.

Mike Savage (@MikeSav47032563) is Martin White Professor of Sociology at LSE and Director of the International Inequalities Institute.

Established in 1904, the Department of Sociology (@LSEsociology) at LSE is committed to empirically rich, conceptually sophisticated, and socially and politically relevant research and scholarship. Building upon the traditions of the discipline, we play a key role in the development of the social sciences into the new intellectual areas, social problems, and ethical dilemmas that face our society today.

The International Inequalities Institute (@LSEInequalities) at LSE brings together experts from many LSE departments and centres to lead critical and cutting edge research to understand why inequalities are escalating in numerous arenas across the world, and to develop critical tools to address these challenges. 

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