Monday, October 15, 2012

Social mobility in rare names

A shout out to my colleague at Queens College, Neil Cummins, whose work with Greg Clark on families with rare surnames was profiled in this Economist article on social mobility. I was wondering which way they'd land with their findings, not much mobility or more than one might expect (it's England, after all, not exactly a classless society), and it sounds like at least the Economist folks feel they results indicate much inheritability of SES.