Moving out to move on - Understanding the link between migration, disadvantage and social mobility
26 July 2020
This report by the Social Mobility Commission looks at the reasons people may choose to move from one area to another.
The report shows that those who move to London and the south-east still have much better job prospects, and earn higher pay than those who stay in their areas irrespective of their background.
‘Movers’ will on average earn 33% more than ‘stayers’ and are 50% more likely to have a degree.
They typically move whilst in their 20s – often gravitating towards London and the south-east – and are more likely to end up in managerial or professional jobs, says the research.