Where you're born determines the opportunities you get in life, says the World Economic Forum

Ariel Skelley

For decades, political and economic policies have been built on the promise of helping people do better than the generations before them. But still today, in 2020, the opportunities we get in life remain largely dictated by the socio-economic circumstances we're born into.

That's the finding of a new report from the World Economic Forum, which says that most countries are failing to stamp out historical inequalities that prevent people from realizing their full potential.

In its inaugural Global Social Mobility Index released Monday, WEF found that just a handful of governments — specifically