The authors, who include leading international thinkers Jane Waldfogel and Gosta Esping-Andersen, address the following issues:

    • Reducing child poverty and income inequality
    • Creating universal child care on a par with the Scandinavian model
    • How schools should build on the momentum created by early years interventions
  • Tackling inactivity and promoting progression in the labour market.

This book provides essential reading for educationalists, students of social policy, and all those seeking to understand the choices facing today's policy makers.

"An excellent volume which helps analyse and explain current trends in social mobility, poverty, and incomes, both in Britain and in other countries. It provides a valuable synthesis of evidence on the effectiveness of recent policy interventions." - Stephen Aldridge, Strategy Unit