Briefing 50: In the UK, the rich stay rich and the poor stay poor

Equal opportunities depend on more equal outcomes - the UK is more unequal than other countries, meaning fewer people who are born poor become rich

Higher inequality in the UK means lower social mobility

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Explaining the data

This data is taken from a study by Miles Corak, Income inequality, equality of opportunity and intergenerational mobility, published in The Journal of Economic Perspectives, volume 27 number 3, pages 79-102 

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