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.
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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.