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Formerly West Somerset is a documentation of life in the least socially mobile region in England. Put bluntly, low social mobility means that if you are born into poverty, you will most likely die in poverty.
The findings were announced in 2017 via the State of the Nation report put together by the Social Mobility Commission. The report explains that the areas which are affected by low social mobility are those which are rural, coastal or those which have lost their main industry. All three factors are applicable to West Somerset, making it a challenging place to flourish. 
Despite the hindrance of its socioeconomic conditions, the people of West Somerset remain positive, there is an air of contentment and hope for the future.
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