Poverty and parenting in the UK

Kerris Cooper
By the time children in the UK start school there is already an achievement gap between those from low income households and their better‐off classmates. One explanation for this is differences in parenting. This has increasingly been the focus of policy interventions under successive governments, where the emphasis has shifted towards parenting rather than poverty as explaining poorer children’s worse outcomes. In this context this thesis examines how the two factors, poverty and parenting are...
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