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A question of quality: do children from disadvantagedbackgrounds receive lower quality early years educationand care in England?

Gambaro, Ludovica, Stewart, Kitty and Waldfogel, Jane (2013) A question of quality: do children from disadvantagedbackgrounds receive lower quality early years educationand care in England? CASEpapers (171). Centre for the Analysis of Social Exclusion, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

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Abstract

This paper examines how the quality of formal early childhood education and care is associated with children’s background. By using different indicators of quality, the research also explored how the relationship varies depending on the way quality is measured. The analysis combines information from three administrative datasets – the Early Years Census, the Schools Census and the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills (Ofsted) dataset on inspections (2010-11). The results suggest that children from disadvantaged background have access to better qualified staff. However, services catering for more disadvantaged children are more segregated and receive poorer quality ratings from Ofsted, the national inspectorate.

Item Type: Monograph (Report)
Official URL: http://sticerd.lse.ac.uk/case
Additional Information: © 2013 The Authors
Divisions: Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
L Education > L Education (General)
JEL classification: I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I2 - Education > I20 - General
I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I3 - Welfare and Poverty > I38 - Government Policy; Provision and Effects of Welfare Programs
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J1 - Demographic Economics > J13 - Fertility; Family Planning; Child Care; Children; Youth
Sets: Research centres and groups > Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion (CASE)
Date Deposited: 01 Aug 2013 09:00
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2019 01:58
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/51274

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