Five generations ‘before poor reach average pay’

Social mobility is so frozen that it would take five generations for a poorer family in the UK to reach the average income, an OECD report says.

The economics think tank says income inequality has widened since the 1990s, with high earners accelerating ahead.

Those born before 1975 had much more chance of social mobility than those born afterwards, the study says.

“Too many people feel they are being left behind,” the OECD’s chief of staff, Gabriela Ramos, says.

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