If you’re a woman living in a deprived area of England, you are likely to die seven years younger than if you were living in an affluent area. If you attend a private school, by the time you are 40 you can expect to earn 35% more than a former state school pupil. And if you are homeless as an adult, you were almost certainly poor and working class as a child.
On Wednesday June 21, Faiza Shaheen comes to Intelligence Squared to argue that social mobility is collapsing in Britain and the government’s leveling up strategy does not work. Drawing from her new book Know Your Place she will discuss the ways in which inequality has continued to widen across various domains, from education to healthcare. She will offer a manifesto for how we can reverse these trends and create a healthier, happier and less hierarchical society. Join us, hear the arguments and ask your questions.