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Designing an English Social Mobility Index by Professor David Phoenix

  • 4 March 2021
  • By Professor David Phoenix
  • HEPI number HEPI Debate Paper 27

In this paper, Professor David Phoenix, the Vice-Chancellor of London South Bank University, proposes a new English Social Mobility Index. Incorporating the number of students from disadvantaged backgrounds and the distance they travel after they enter their higher education institution, the English SMI provides a new way of understanding the contribution of universities to social mobility.

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