The childhood origins of social mobility: early findings for a report commissioned by the Social Mobility Commission

  With Dr Lindsay Richards, Oxford University

Seminar 7 of Michaelmas Term's Sociology Seminar Series

Please join either in person or online. For in-person attendees, the talk will be preceded by a light lunch at 12.15pm.

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Lindsay Richards is a quantitative sociologist with interests in social change, status, social cohesion, attitudes, and health and well-being. She obtained her PhD from the University of Manchester with a thesis on the role of social connectedness in the money-happiness relationship. From 2014 to 2018 she was a postdoctoral research fellow at the Centre for Social Investigation at Nuffield College, during which she worked on a collaborative project mapping out social progress in Britain in the post-war period, and on a project tracking attitudes over the course of the Brexit negotiations.

Since joining the Sociology Department in 2018, her research has focused on the consequences of social mobility and social status for attitudes and health, the relationship between economic inequality and social relationships, and the complex relationship between identities and political views.