Tag Archives: Social mobility

Shocker: It’s who you know, not what you know that counts

Why the British government felt they needed to ask 2,272 people to confirm an ancient proverb, I have no idea. 65 per cent thought that who you know is more important that what you know when it comes to finding a job. But the results were actually a lot more interesting than the headline figure suggests, because of how contradictory they are.

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The class(es) of 2013

Apparently, nobody likes to be “pegged.” But I have to admit, when I read that large-scale BBC research has identified seven social classes in the UK (trumping the old working/middle/upper class tenet) I had this niggling itch to find out which one I’d be in – just so I could angrily disagree with the verdict afterwards.

But look, lucky me, they also built an online calculator. (If you also use it, or the full survey, please let me know what you think of the result. There’s a poll at the bottom of this page)

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