Research and analysis

Social mobility: contribution of further education and skills

This report looks at how further education helps learners and their children improve their standard of living.


The contribution of further education and skills to social mobility - BIS research paper 254

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Social mobility means being able to improve your and your family’s standard of living, through better education, employment and income.

This report investigates how taking part in further education – such as an apprenticeship, work-based learning, community learning and adult education – helps people get better jobs and wages. It also looks at the effects further education has on the prospects for the children of learners. It is a review of published research from government, academics and think tanks.

Published 9 October 2015