Andy Haldane talks about social mobility with Dr Louise Ashley

This is part of a series of podcasts on social mobility hosted by our Chief Economist Andy Haldane.

About this episode

Dr Louise Ashley is a leading academic at Royal Holloway, University of London. She studies the effect of social class on access to highly competitive occupations and on career progression.

Our Chief Economist Andy Haldane asks Louise how stigma is related to social class and how this can be challenged in workplaces. 

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About this podcast series

We want to develop a diverse workforce and inclusive workplace at the Bank of England. Part of that diversity is social background. This podcast series is part of a five-year social mobility strategy that we launched in February 2020.

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This page was last updated 17 February 2023