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Social Mobility among Christian Africans: Evidence from Anglican Marriage Registers in Uganda (1895-2011)

Felix Meier zu Selhausen (University of Sussex)
Marco H. D. Van Leeuwen (Utrecht University)
Jacob L. Weisdorf (University of Southern Denmark, CAGE, CEPR)

The arrival of Christian missionaries and the receptivity of African societies to formal education prompted a genuine schooling revolution during the colonial era. 919 more words

20th Century

Inside the class divide - RN - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Depending on who you ask, class is a major barrier to social mobility — or it scarcely exists. Drive around Melbourne for a day and those conflicting views come to the fore.

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Class

Personality: Don't fake it, make it!

How can you get across your personality whilst also highlighting your skills and legal experience on the application form? Here I share my top tips on how you can enhance your employability by developing your personality. 1,141 more words

Graduate Recruitment

Social Mobility Pledge and a time for change.

At the end of March, the Rt Hon. Justine Greening MP unveiled the Social Mobility Pledge, building a new type of partnership with businesses to improve advice, information and experiences for young people. 785 more words

General

OPINION: "Equality of Opportunity" in Name Only–for Both Parties

Hello again, readers. I know we haven’t done a good job of creating content for this blog in the past few months; as we are students, it is difficult to find time to produce high quality political commentary, but let me at least attempt to do that here. 2,600 more words

Commentary

EGYPT (***)

Alaa Al-Aswany — The Yacoubian Building (2002)

Setting: Cairo, 1990

What it’s about: Through the lives of a cast of characters in one Cairo building, Al Aswany documents the transformation of Egyptian society, as the last vestiges of a colonial state die away with the novel’s heroes. 787 more words

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Teacher Wildcat Strikes COULD Signal Shift Away From Conservativism.... IF

Washington Post op ed writer E.J. Dionne wrote a column that is heartening for those of us who believe in public education. His essay “ 378 more words