Sleepwalking into class segregation

A UK social atlas suggests that British society is becoming more segregated by class, researchers have said.

A team from Sheffield University compared more than 1,000 neighbourhoods across Britain using data on subjects like health, education and housing.

Changing social status is represented on the map, published on Monday.

Report author Dr Bethan Thomas said it showed that “where you live can limit or assist your life chances from the cradle to the grave”.

Dr Thomas added: “Our conclusion is that Britain is becoming increasingly segregated across all ages by class, education, occupation, home ownership, health status, disability and family type.”


This strongly overlaps with the racial segregation that is often discussed in the media.


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