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Letters Promoting social mobility

Not just down to individuals

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: (Published 22 September 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b3857
  1. Mel Bartley, professor1
  1. 1Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, UCL, London WC1E 6BT
  1. m.bartley{at}

    Some important misunderstandings about social mobility risk defeating the object of policies to promote it.1 The most important misunderstanding is that social mobility depends on the person. But for someone to move into a more advantaged social situation, there must be a place for her or …

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