Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Intergenerational Disadvantage in the UK

The link between child poverty and educational attainment is a topic which I've been getting enquiries about for a number of years. So a new report that's out today may interest many readers of this site, and adds to the already huge amount of literature on this subject. Intergenerational Transmission of Disadvantage in the UK & EU is a publication from the Office for National Statistics which examines "the extent to which the circumstances children grow up in affect their future life chances", and compares the domestic situation to those in other countries. Already the report has made headlines for its claim that a father's level of education is the strongest factor determining a child's future success at school.

To read the full document, click here. For a list of similarly themed posts on this site, click on the 'Child Poverty' link in the Hot Topics menu on the right hand side of this page.

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