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Social Mobility

Everyone, regardless of their background, should have the opportunity to improve their life. What do we know about social mobility in developing countries and what can governments do to provide equal and fair chances of progress to all their citizens?

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  • 18 January 2023
  • Post by Multiple
Social mobility among disadvantaged groups in India

In recent decades, India has experienced rapid economic growth alongside radical affirmative action programs enacted since independence. This column...

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  • 19 October 2022
  • Post by Multiple
Urban poverty: cities, slums, and the need for policy action

Developing countries will be predominantly urban by 2030. While urbanization is historically associated with development and broad-based social...

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  • 29 June 2022
  • Post by The Founding Editors
Call for Contributions: Social Mobility

In the last decades, globalization and technological advancements have improved the living standards of billions of people, and enabled many...

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  • 11 November 2019
  • Post by Sen, Kunal
Social mobility in developing countries: research and policy gaps

Are the chances of a child growing up in China reaching higher income or occupational levels than their parents any higher than those of a child in...

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