For almost 50 years, Goldthorpe has been the preeminent expert in social mobility, and his public prominence has risen with the heat in that debate. In a 2014 paper, the Oxford academic put forward the idea that modern graduates—for the first time—have less opportunity for social advancement than their parents.
Room at the top
Jonathan Derbyshire talks to Goldthorpe about social mobility.
Class war is back again – and British politicians are running scared
Class conflict is breaking out everywhere, observes Andrew Anthony after reading Goldthorpe’s report.