On 11 November 2019, the ECSR presented at the European Parliament Research Service the agenda “Promoting social mobility and equal opportunities: The challenge for Europe”. The event was a result of a fruitful collaboration between the ECSR, the EPRS and Population Europe.
Income inequality within advanced OECD countries have been on a steady rise in the last decades, and there is a growing concern that high levels of inequality are associated to low level of intergenerational social mobility. What do we know about chances of social mobility in Europe? To what extent can educational and labour market policies contribute to more equal societies? What are the limitations and even side effects of popular solutions to improve equality of opportunities?
The entire presentation can be found here.