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Status anxiety

The best way to end the ‘poshness test’

Bright working-class children really are missing out – but the problem is at secondary schools, not at top firms

20 June 2015

9:00 AM

20 June 2015

9:00 AM

There’s a warning buried in the detail of the new report by the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission on why top companies employ so few applicants from comprehensive schools: ‘Though this study provides valuable insights into barriers to the elite professions, there are nevertheless some limitations associated with the chosen research methodology.

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Toby Young is associate editor of The Spectator.

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