Almost three in four low-paid workers unable to climb the earnings ladder

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Jobs, Skills and Pay

Britain’s dismal pay mobility means only a minority manage to earn their way up from the bottom  Almost three-quarters of Britain’s workers who were on low pay in 2002 failed to escape from it over the course of the following decade, reveals a comprehensive study of who is able to get on in life by … Continued

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Children in low to middle income families start school five months behind

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Incomes and Inequality, Tax and Welfare

Children in low to middle income families are already behind their most affluent peers when they start school, because of their upbringing – according to a major new study for the independent think tank, the Resolution Foundation. The study of over 15,000 five year olds, carried out by child development experts Jane Waldfogel and Elizabeth … Continued

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Inreasing penalty for not having a degree

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 Those without a degree are losing the social mobility battle, accordingly to new analysis to be published soon by the independent think tank the Resolution Foundation. The new research shows that, compared to those with a degree, those without a degree are more likely to move down the earnings scale during their careers and were … Continued

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Social mobility rose in 2000s compared to 1990s

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Incomes and Inequality

Earnings mobility increased in the 2000s compared to the 1990s, contrary to perceptions, according to new research published today by the independent think tank the Resolution Foundation. The research focuses on the earnings of people in their 30s and early 40s. While the chances of making a significant move up or down the earnings ladder … Continued

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Government must give working poor a fair chance

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NEWS RELEASE For immediate release: 13 January 2009 Government must give the working poor a fair chance, says Resolution Foundation   The Resolution Foundation today welcomed the Government’s White Paper on social mobility but called for an acceleration of action to ensure that new opportunities and fair chances for the future are extended to those … Continued

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