The Social Elevator

To what degree does education improve social mobility?

Miguel Requena, Chair Professor of Sociology,
UNED

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Miguel Requena, Chair Professor of Sociology ,
UNED

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The difference in unemployment rates between men and women in our country is larger than the European average. How has it evolved during the recent years of economic crisis?

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