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#SocialMobilityWeek: Breaking the class ceiling with Dr Sam Friedman

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As part of DCMS's #SocialMobilityWeek, we will be hosting Dr Sam Friedman (LSE) who will speak to us about his research and how it informed Channel 4's new social media strategy.

Dr Sam Friedman is as Assistant Professor in Sociology at the London School of Economics. His work focuses on class and inequality, in particular on the cultural dimensions of contemporary class division. He has authored a book entitled The Class Ceiling: Why it Pays to be Privileged (2018), which examines social mobility into Britain’s higher professional and managerial occupations. The hidden barriers, or ‘glass ceiling’, preventing women and ethnic minorities from getting to the top are well documented. But as his recent work shows, the upwardly mobile also face a powerful and previously unrecognised ‘class pay gap’ within Britain’s high-status professions.

Dr Friedman has been working with Channel 4 on their new innovative approach towards tackling social mobility.

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