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The poll shows:
a worrying level of pessimism amongst young people who think they have little chance of moving up in society
that generally all people across the age ranges think it is getting harder for disadvantaged people to move up in society
there is an urgent need to ensure people can improve their social mobility
Social mobility is the link between a person’s occupation or income and the occupation or income of their parents. Where there is a strong link, there is a lower level of social mobility. Where there is a weak link, there is a higher level of social mobility.