Andy Haldane talks about social mobility with Sam Friedman

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

About the episode

Sam Friedman is Professor of Sociology at the London School of Economics (LSE) and a commissioner for the Social Mobility commission. He has written extensively on issues of class, culture and social mobility, including his book ‘The Class Ceiling: Why it Pays to be Privileged’. 

Our Chief Economist Andy Haldane speaks to Sam about the costs to society of not progressing in the field of social mobility.

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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 31 January 2023