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Pre-school education has a positive long-term impact on children’s educational achievement but is not helping pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds to catch up with their middle-class peers, a new study has concluded.
Children living in poverty in some rural areas have lower standards of reading than their counterparts in cities, a new analysis of pupil assessments has shown.
A recent report from the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) suggests parents’ marital status has ‘little or no additional impact on the child’s development’.
New research using MCS data suggests that certain factors – such as reading on a daily basis – can help to reduce the impact of these inequalities on cognitive development.
IoE researchers find children from homes that experience persistent poverty are more likely to have their cognitive development affected than their peers in better off homes. However family instability is found to make no additional difference.
Research using Millennium Cohort Study data has shown that breastfeeding leads not only to healthier babies, but also brighter children.
Professor Sir Michael Marmot, who last year chaired the Strategic Review of Health Inequalities, which drew on evidence from all three birth cohort studies, has published indicators at local authority level showing marked differences in children’s development between rich and poor areas of England.
Children’s different rates of progress in their first two years at school are still largely driven by their parents’ social class, a UK-wide study has concluded
Children born to younger mothers may need additional government support if they are to fulfil their potential, a new report suggests.
Women who smoke during pregnancy run the risk of adversely affecting their children’s co-ordination and physical control, according to a Swedish study using NCDS data.
A new study, published this week by the Institute of Fiscal Studies, concludes that young children’s cognitive or social and emotional development does not appear to be significantly affected by the formal marital status of their parents.
Screening tests that monitor babies’ motor development could prove crucial in helping to identify children who will need learning support in their pre-school years, says a book published today.
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