From The BBC:
Alan Milburn: ‘We’ve got to open doors that are currently closed to people’
Top professions such as medicine and law are increasingly being closed off to all but the most affluent families, a report into social mobility has said.Former minister Alan Milburn has chaired a study for the prime minister on widening access to high-status jobs. He says young people in England should have access to much better careers advice to boost their ambitions. Mr Milburn told the BBC: “We have raised the glass ceiling but I don’t think we have broken through it yet.” He said the professions had a “closed shop mentality” and “have become more and not less exclusive over time”.
Speaking on BBC Breakfast, Mr Milburn called for “a second great wave of social mobility” like that of the 1950s and 1960s to match a projected growth in the number of managerial jobs.
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