education

  • Managing food poverty


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    Among the local authorities we spoke to, there was a general perception that recent increases in financial stress would lead to food poverty in most local authority areas. Two key mechanisms to address this were discussed: food banks and the direct provision of meals.

  • 60 years of the welfare state

    Issue 130 (Summer 2008)
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    The welfare state at 60

    Paul Dornan considers the up and downs of social change since 1948, championing the need for a renewed sense of purpose in social policy research.

  • Childcare and education


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    Over the last decade there has been a significant shift of emphasis in social policy to early years interventions targeted to help children from poorer backgrounds. In many respects this focus is welcome: it acknowledges, for example, that disadvantage starts from birth and needs to be corrected for from the outset of children’s lives.

  • Cost of the School Day research published

    October 2, 2015
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    Children and young people from low income families in Glasgow can find that costs across the school day act as a barrier to their participation at school. This can make pupils feel excluded and in some cases, may have a direct result on their ability to achieve, research has found.

    The research findings from a unique, year-long pilot project in Glasgow looking at the impact of poverty on the lives of children and young people and their access to an education will be published on Friday 2 October.

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  • The Costs of Going to School

    April 22, 2014
    press release

    Child Poverty Action Group, the National Union of Teachers, the British Youth Council and Kids Company have jointly released a report on the Costs of Going to School produced by a group of 400 school-aged young people.

    For the full press release, visit the NUT website.

    The report can be downloaded from the top right of this page.

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  • The impact of poverty on the educational experiences of migrant children

    Issue 138 (Spring 2011)
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    Although migrants are a diverse group in terms of their employment and earnings, their children are disproportionally represented among those living in poverty in the UK. Poverty impacts on migrant children’s educational outcomes, but also on their social experiences at school. Child poverty also limits the chances of inter-generational mobility among migrants and, in some communities, poor labour market outcomes are becoming entrenched.