COVID-19 and social mobility

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Author: Major, Lee Elliot; Machin, Stephen


The unprecedented economic and educational shocks of the [Coronavirus Disease 2019] COVID-19 pandemic could inflict long-term damage to young people's prospects in life. There are serious concerns that the pandemic will push Britain's young people under the age of 25 - the 'COVID generation' - into a dark age of declining social mobility because of rising economic and educational inequalities. Without policy action to counter the threat, unprecedented economic and education shocks could inflict long-term 'scarring' effects, damaging future life prospects for young people. Potential...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Youth; Disadvantaged; Equity; Policy

Keywords: Social mobility; Barrier; Youth at risk; Policy implications; Economic recession; Economic impact

Geographic subjects: Great Britain; Europe

Published: London, England: Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics, 2020

Physical description: 11 p.

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Also called: Coronavirus Disease 2019 and social mobility

Series: A CEP COVID-19 analysis; no. 004

Resource type: Paper

Document number: TD/TNC 140.439

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