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Why it’s harder to earn more than your parents | The Economist

In the 21st century it's got harder to earn more than your parents and to climb the social ladder. What's gone wrong, and what can be done to change this? Film supported by @Mishcon de Reya LLP

00:00 - Why it's harder to get rich if you're born poor
03:29 - Social divisions are increasing within society
04:11 - Changing patterns of social mobility over time
05:41 - Education as a determinant of social mobility
09:16 - Class barriers to further education
10:48 - Levelling the playing field
13:59 - Social inequality starts from birth
18:05 – Where you grow up matters
19:23 - The ‘opportunity atlas’ of America
21:48 - The importance of social capital
24:14 - What can governments do?

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