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Children born in the early 1990s face greater difficulties entering the job market than older generations, study finds

29 October 2015

Around 12 per cent of school leavers born in 1990 faced challenges, such as extended periods of unemployment and job instability, compared to only 4 per cent of those born three decades earlier

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Premature babies ‘more likely’ to earn less as adults

2 September 2015

Children who are born prematurely not only tend to perform worse academically but also appear to accumulate less wealth as adults, according to a new study.

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Less able children from affluent homes escape risk of slipping down the social ladder

27 July 2015

Children from better-off families who show lower ability at age 5 are still more likely to succeed in the labour market than their brighter peers from poorer homes, according to a new report.

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East Asian teaching method leads to ‘small but welcome improvement’ in English pupils’ maths skills

18 June 2015

Introducing a Singaporean ‘mastery’ teaching approach in English schools leads to a relatively small but welcome improvement in children’s mathematics skills and offers a potential return on investment, after one year.

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Muslim women less likely to find employment than white Christian women

17 April 2015

New research from the University of Bristol suggests that Muslim women are more likely to be unemployed than white Christian women, even when they have the same qualifications and language abilities.

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National campaign highlights impact of poor childhood literacy on later life

13 April 2015

The literacy campaigners who commissioned the study are calling on politicians to tackle the divide in reading ability and wage inequality in adulthood by improving early-years education

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Childhood self-control linked to enhanced job prospects in adulthood

7 April 2015

A new cross-cohort study has revealed that parents who work to instil self-control in their children will see them reap the benefits throughout their working life.

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Part-time jobs have a negative effect on girls’ GCSE grades

31 March 2015

Girls who take on part-time work whilst studying could potentially be damaging their chances of GCSE success.

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Counting the true cost of childhood psychological problems in adult life

16 March 2015

The long-term impact of poor childhood mental health is believed to be costing the UK a total of £550 billion in lost earnings.

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Childhood adversity affects physical health in later life, study finds

5 February 2015

Individuals who experience stressful events as children show more signs of physical ‘wear and tear’ by midlife, according to a new study of people born in 1958.

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Internships and other jobs help – what are they worth in the long term?

22 December 2014

It is only natural for parents to want to help their sons and daughters find a good, well-paid job. However, many people now accept that this human instinct can have some negative consequences and make it harder to create a more meritocratic society. Unpaid internships that often lead to lucrative, high-status jobs are a prime, […]

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Grammar schools ‘made it no easier’ to gain elite university degrees, study finds

21 November 2014

Grammar schools have been no more successful than comprehensives at helping to ensure their pupils gain a university degree or graduate from an elite higher education institution, new research suggests

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