الأحد , يونيو 14 2020

'Glass floor' protects middle classes

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Middle-class parents create a “glass floor” to protect their less able children from slipping down the social scale in Britain, a report has said.

The Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission said better-off families managed to secure educational and social advantages to stop their slide.

It found less able, richer children were 35% more likely to become high earners than brighter, poorer peers.

The government said its reforms were helping disadvantaged pupils catch up.

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