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Social mobility 'hasn't improved'

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A social mobility commission chaired by Martin Narey, the chief executive of children's charity Barnardo's, has concluded that social background remains a major factor in a child's life chances despite increased investment in education and progress in reducing child poverty. Mr Narey discusses what the government can do to improve children's chances with former health secretary Alan Milburn, who will head a new commission on social mobility.

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