BackStory is a weekly public podcast hosted by U.S. historians Ed Ayers, Brian Balogh, Nathan Connolly and Joanne Freeman. We're based in Charlottesville, Va. at Virginia Humanities. There’s the history you had to learn, and the history you want to learn - that’s where BackStory comes in. Each week BackStory takes a topic that people are talking about and explores it through the lens of American history. Through stories, interviews, and conversations with our listeners, BackStory makes histo ...
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In this episode, Baz Ramaiah, Associate with the Policy Strand at The Centre for Education and Youth, shares with Phil Yeeles a selection of research that he has been reading lately. This episode focusses on social class and social mobility. Baz and Phil talk about the political context and consequences of the 1944 Education Act; a longitudinal study looking at how social mobility has changed over the past several decades, and a recent piece of research looking at why British people tend to over-identify as working-class.