Centre for Social Investigation

Established in 2014, the Centre for Social Investigation (CSI) aims to monitor social progress, to address contemporary social issues of public interest, and to engage with policy-makers and the public more generally, carrying out authoritative, non-partisan research on central social issues, such as social mobility, ethnic inequalities and social progress in Britain. The Centre draws upon expertise in sociology, politics, social psychology, and related disciplines such as social policy, and regularly publishes briefing papers to describe our findings in an accessible form.

CSI has worked closely with a number of government departments and has been carrying out a series of projects for the Social Mobility Commission to improve the monitoring of social mobility in the UK and to develop indices of social mobility across different areas and local authorities.