Rob and Yvonne talk about social mobility. The UK government has launched a new policy, which aims to provide greater opportunities for people to have well-paid jobs and improved access to high-quality schools.
This week's question:
According to government statistics what percentage of the UK population has attended an independent or private school?
Listen out for the answer at the end of the programme!
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- social mobility
how much a person's position and privileges in society are allowed to change (often due to their financial situation or social background)
- a strategy
a detailed plan of action
- social hierarchy
a system in which people occupy different positions based on their wealth or privileges available to them
- material wealth
money and property owned
situations in which it is possible for someone to do something
- a correlation between
a link, or a close connection, between
- crucial transitions
changes or alterations which could prove important in the future
the results of earlier decisions or actions
- to seize
to take hold of quickly and firmly
accepting ownership of something, often a problem