How does family background shape outcomes in the UK today, and how should policy respond?

At this in-person event, IFS researchers will share findings from ESRC-funded research on social mobility and its drivers. The day will consist of three sessions covering the following themes: 

What drives social mobility in the UK today? Featuring Uta Bolt (IFS/University of Bristol), David Sturrock (IFS/UCL), Jo Blanden (University of Surrey), Sam Friedman (LSE), and Karen Rowlingson (University of York)

What is the role of the bank of Mum and Dad and housing markets? Featuring Bee Boileau (IFS/UCL), Peter Levell (IFS), Anthony Breach (Centre for Cities), Ian Mulheirn (Resolution Foundation), and Tom Clark (Prospect)

How should intergenerational transfers be taxed? Featuring David Sturrock (IFS/UCL), Dan Goss (Demos), Emma Chamberlain (Pump Court Tax Chambers), and Polly Toynbee (The Guardian)

Please note that this event is taking place in-person only, but will be filmed and made available to watch back on our website afterwards for those not able to attend. Places are limited, so please register to attend using the link above.

This event is funded by