Cookies?
Library Header Image
LSE Research Online LSE Library Services

Poverty and educational achievement: why do children from low-income families tend to do less well at school?

West, Anne (2007) Poverty and educational achievement: why do children from low-income families tend to do less well at school? Benefits: the Journal of Poverty and Social Justice, 15 (3). pp. 283-297. ISSN 1759-8273

Full text not available from this repository.

Abstract

There is an achievement gap between children from poor family backgrounds and others; this is not unique to the UK, but found in all other countries of the OECD. This article examines the reasons why children from poorer backgrounds do not, on average, do as well academically at school as those from more advantaged backgrounds. It argues that the family, income and material resources are highly significant, although schools also play an important role. Possible implications for policy are discussed together with associated tensions.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: https://www.policypress.org.uk/journals/benefits/
Additional Information: © 2007 Policy Press
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Sets: Departments > Social Policy
Research centres and groups > Education Research Group (ERG)
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 23 Jul 2008 12:48
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/14668/

Actions (login required)

Record administration - authorised staff only Record administration - authorised staff only