Room at the top or the cutting room floor? Social mobility into cultural and creative occupations

Title
Room at the top or the cutting room floor? Social mobility into cultural and creative occupations
Speaker(s)
Speaker: Orian Brook # University of Edinburgh
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Date and Time
6th Feb 2018 13:00 - 6th Feb 2018 14:15
Location
Practice Suite 1.12, Chrystal Macmillan Building
URL
http://www.sps.ed.ac.uk/q-step/community/events/research_seminars/2018/room_at_the_top_or_the_cutting_room_floor_social_mobility_into_cultural_and_creative_occupations

The creative industries are currently narrated as one of the greatest forces for openness and social mobility that Britain has. Together with colleagues Orian Brook from the College of Art looked into this claim using three British Birth Cohort Studies, alongside the ONS’ Longitudinal Study. In her seminar Orian will give us an overview over their ongoing research that demonstrates how cultural and creative occupation have always been characterised by over-representations by those from elite social origins, with little evidence of a golden age of classless meritocracy for cultural occupations, and that rates of relative and absolute social mobility are declining in these occupations. 

This event will take place on Tuesday February 6 from 1pm-2.15pm in the 1st floor Practice Suite of the Chrystal Macmillan Building.

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