Pre-school, school and beyond: Improving social mobility through education

Pre-school, school and beyond: Improving social mobility through education

Wide-ranging research looking at how social mobility can be improved through education will be presented and discussed at a special ISER event being held at the British Academy in London tomorrow (May 6 2011).

Pre-school, school and beyond: Improving social mobility through education is a one-day workshop organised by leading researchers Professor John Ermisch and Dr Emilia Del Bono from ISER.

The workshop, whose purpose is to promote an exchange of views between academics, policy makers, pressure groups and commentators interested in or working in this area, includes a series of presentations and discussions about the effects of preschool and school education on children’s achievements and intergenerational mobility.

Speakers and discussants include John Ermisch (ISER), John Friedman (Harvard Kennedy School), Arnaud Lefranc (Université Cergy-Pontoise), Eric Maurin (Paris School of Economics), and Kjell Salvanes (Norvegian School of Economics and Business Administration). The discussion will be led by Steve Machin (University College London) and Anna Vignoles (Institute of Education) and chaired by Jonathan Portes (National Institute of Economic and Social Research).

The programme includes the presentation of research from France and the US looking at the impact of early schooling on later outcomes, the effect of child care subsidies on academic performance, inequalities in achievement in adolescence and how to get parents involved in deprived schools.

Notes to editors

For further information or to request an interview with any of the researchers at the event, please contact ISER’s Communications Officer, Chris Garrington on 07546 11 76 73 or <%= mail_to “”, “”, :encode => “javascript” %>.


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