Report

Panic! Social class, taste and inequalities in the creative industries

This paper highlights the significant exclusions of those from working class origins, women and those from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds across the cultural and creative industries, which include the arts, music, publishing, advertising and IT.
Book

Move on up: social mobility, opportunity and equality in the 21st century

The essays in this collection shed light on the meaning of social mobility and meritocracy, challenging the usefulness of social mobility – if understood in a narrow sense of helping the ‘able’ reach the top – as a useful guiding concept for politics and policy...
Report

The African middle class: could its rise assist agricultural development?

This paper argues that depending on the choices that its members make, the emergence of an African middle class will either assist the development of African agriculture or further increase the continent’s reliance on food imports.