The Class Ceiling: Why it Pays to be Privileged

By Friedman, S. and Laurison, D. (2018)

Policy/University of Chicago Press: Bristol

Journal Articles


The Class Pay Gap


 Occupational Case Studies


The Experience of Social Mobility

Media Coverage for the Project  

Knowledge Exchange


Award-winning theatre company The Paper Birds recently drew upon our research to write ‘Mobile’, a play that probes how people experience upward social mobility The play uses anonymised data from our narrative accounts of social mobility, and the class pay gap, to create a fictionalised drama. The play is currently touring nationally and a video about the making of the play can be found here: